Regional Coordinators

Area and State Leaders and Officials

Clan Baird Society has 9 worldwide regions. Each region has a regional leader and each state needs to have a state leader. We will rotate through terms with a regional leader having a term of 2 yrs and a state leader having a term of 1 yr. If at the end of the year, the state rep wants to continue, that will be appreciated, with one year terms going forward, renewable at the end of each term.

Regional leaders remain in place if they wish.  Electronic Quarterly Councils are held to meet for an hour and hear a special presentation on Baird history as well as vote on recommendations to present to the board. Regional leaders will join the Board meeting when their ideas are presented.

Region One


Branton Baird,

Region One Coordinator


Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Region Two

Open as of July 2016

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Photo: Lyon College Pipe Band, Arkansas Scottish Festival 2016

Region Five


Autry "Art" Steilling, Region Five Coordinator


Alaska, Arizona,

California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,

Montana, Nevada,

New Mexico, Oregon,

Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Photo:  Art and Elsie Steilling at Skagit Valley Highland Games, Washington

Region Seven


Colin Baird,

Region Seven Coordinator (Ontario)

 All of Canada

Genie Gallagher at the Long Island Scottish Games, New York, 2016.  She is the daughter of Bethany Scott and Jim Gallagher and the grandaughter of Karen Baird Scott.

Region Three

Michael Baird,

Region Three Coordinator (New York)

Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia

Karen Baird,

Region Four Coordinator (Kansas)

Region Four


Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin

Region Six  

Honorary Chieftain Ross Baird,

Region Six Coordinator

Aberdeen, Scotland

Scotland and the United Kingdom

Region Eight

David and Patricia "Tish"

Benfell, Region Eight Coordinators (South Australia)


Australia and New Zealand

Region Nine

Open as of July 2016

Caribbean and Latin America

Anna Ryan Ferguson

Official Photographer of Clan Baird Society Worldwide

State Leaders

Alabama: Branton Baird  

Colorado: Miller Baird

Georgia:  Kim Lewis

Kansas:  Nicholas Green

Kansas State Leader in Training:  Krystal Green

Michigan: Hans Burlingame Bard

Missouri: Cheryl Jean Baird

New York: Michael Baird

Oregon:  Penny Carpenter

South Carolina: William "Bill" Rodgers

Tennessee:  David Midel

Utah: Isaac S. Baird

Virginia: Bruce Beard

Washington:  Autry and Elsie Steilling

Wyoming: Sandy Baird

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