Yavuz Vural Atila (USA)
Yavuz Atila joined the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) in August 2019 and currently serving as the ESRAG Western North America (Big West) Regional Chapter leader since April 2020 with 36 Rotary Districts in the Zones 26/27 and Western part of Zone 28. He organized the Rotary Ecology Day Online Conference on November 6, 2021, to celebrate Rotary’s November 1st Ecology Day declared in 1990.
Yavuz is the current member, founder, and Charter President of the Rotary Club of Monterey Cannery Row since October 2011. He joined Rotary in April 2005 as a member of the Rotary Club of Monterey Peninsula Sunrise and served as the club President in 2010-11 and Assistant Governor in 2011-12. He served as the District 5230 Governor in the Central Coast of California in 2016-17, the District Trainer for 2017-2018, and the District Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) chair for the 2017-2020 terms. Yavuz founded the Rotary clubs of Silicon Valley STAR in 2009 and Carmel Sunset in 2017.
He is a member of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby in Monterey and a leader in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. He’s made over 60 presentations to the Rotary clubs about “The Environment: Rotary’s New Area of Focus and ESRAG”.
Yavuz is the President/CEO of his company, Monterey Bay Technologies, Inc.; providing IT solutions, building database applications, sales, and services to small to mid-size businesses and organizations.
Yavuz is married to Nurten Atila, who is a Rotarian since 1998, a charter member and the 2020-21 president of the Rotary Club of Carmel Sunset, and an ESRAG member. Yavuz and Nurten both support the Rotary Foundation as Major Donors and Bequest Society members, multiple Paul Harris Fellows, and Sustaining Members. They have two daughters, Merve and Ekin, and both of them are Paul Harris Fellows.