Mary M. Langdon of Des Moines, IA, was appointed to a three-year term as Kiwanis International Foundation trustee in October 2011. 

Mary is a second generation Kiwanian and joined the Kiwanis Club of Highland Park in 1991. She served many positions, including the first woman president of her club.  She went on to be a distinguished lieutenant governor of her division. Later she transferred to the Kiwanis Club of West Des Moines, where she also served in many positions, including president and lieutenant governor. 

At the district level, Mary has held numerous offices. She was president of the Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District Foundation for five years. She also served as a district chairwoman for new- club building, membership growth, international conventions and others.  Besides being a certified trainer for the district, Mary is the multi-division coordinator of four divisions in Iowa for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. 

Mary is a Diamond-level 32 Bartlett Lady of the Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District Foundation.  She is also a Diamond-level 27 George F. Hixson Fellow. As a Lead Gift donor to The Eliminate Project, Mary is also a chartered Diamond-level 5 Walter Zeller Fellow.  She is also as a member of the Kiwanis International Foundation Founders Circle and Heritage Society, as well as a recipient of the Tablet of Honor.

Mary is a retired financial consultant with John Hancock.  She received many awards in her professional career, including New Agent of the Year and Agent of the Year and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table.  

Mary is married to Richard Langdon.  They have three children and three grandchildren. In her spare time, when not involved in Kiwanis activities, Mary likes to travel, needlepoint and scrapbook.