Kirk G. Warner Elected 102nd President of the Rotary Club of Raleigh

July 30, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson Partner Kirk Warner was recently elected the 102nd president of the Rotary Club of Raleigh. 

Dedicated to serving the local and international community, the Club is engaged in a variety of projects, including the Rotary Club of Raleigh Dental Clinic located at the Salvation Army. The Dental Clinic serves an estimated 74,000 adults in Wake County who lack access to quality dental care. The Club also contributes to global service projects ranging from targeted clean water and sanitation projects in developing countries to major campaign projects such as PolioPlus, which is driving the global eradication of polio.

“I am honored to be the 102nd president to take the helm of the oldest Rotary Club in the Carolinas,” Warner said. “Rotary joins leaders from all continents, cultures and occupations to exchange ideas and take action for communities around the world. Our leadership team plans to carry on our proud tradition of fellowship, fun and meaningful engagement and impact, here in our community and abroad.”

Warner commenced his one-year term on July 1. Prior to being elected president, Warner served as the Rotary Club’s president-elect, vice president and director.

As leader of the Product Liability Defense practice group at Smith Anderson and a senior litigator in the firm’s Commercial Litigation team, Warner has extensive national trial experience spanning many litigation areas. In 2013, Warner retired as Colonel from the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army after 33 years of military service.

For more information on Warner and his practice, visit his bio at


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About the Rotary Club of Raleigh
Chartered in 1914, The Rotary Club of Raleigh was the first established Rotary Club in the Carolinas and is North Carolina’s oldest civic club. The Rotary Club of Raleigh is part of Rotary International, an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians who are members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries. For more information, visit

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