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					Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff

             Tony Ambrose                                                                            FACULTY
             Tony is a prosecuting attorney with the Jefferson County (Kentucky) Attorney’s Office. He
             received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and his law degree
             from the University of Louisville. Tony is a Past President of the General Council and now serves
             as the Province President of the Eta North Province and is a member of the House Corporation
             at Kentucky Epsilon. He has been a Masters swimmer since 1984. At this summer’s General
             Convention, Tony was awarded with Phi Delta Theta Legion of Merit Award, recognizing him for
             his lifelong commitment to Phi Delta Theta.


             Luke Benfield                                        CONFERENCE STAFF / FEATURED SPEAKER
             Luke is a Georgia Gamma Phi from Naples, Florida who graduated from Mercer University in
             2007 with a double major in English Literature and Economics. Luke earned his Master of Arts
             degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009. Luke is the
             Director of Education for the Fraternity and joined the GHQ staff in August 2011. Previously,
             Luke worked at several universities as a Fraternity and Sorority Advisor. Luke is a member of
             the Order of Omega, Golden Key, Omicron Delta Kappa, and was named the 2009 Graduate
             Student of the Year for Florida Gulf Coast University. Outside of the office, Luke is an avid
             outdoorsman and can usually be found backpacking, camping, and fly fishing.


             Bob Biggs                                                                    CONFERENCE STAFF
             Bob is from the Georgia Epsilon Chapter and graduated from Georgia Southern University in
             1976. He is the Executive Vice President of Phi Delta Theta and President of the Phi Delta
             Theta Foundation. Bob has an MBA from Xavier University and has served on the GHQ staff for
             34 years. He is involved in interfraternity services, serving on several national boards and has
             been a trustee for the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Bob is also a Past President of
             the Fraternity Executives Association and the Interfraternity Edgewater Conference. He has a
             son (Kyle) at Eastern Kentucky University, a daughter (Laurie) teaching in Greenville, South
             Carolina, and their youngest daughter (Amy) is at Ohio University. He and his wife (Coni)
             and reside in Oxford.


             Matt Brillhart                                                       EDUCATION COMMISSIONER
             Matt Brillhart (KS E '94) is the Director for Community Outreach for William Jewell College's
             Pryor Center for Leadership Development. In addition to coordinating leadership development
             programs at William Jewell, he also teaches several nonprofit leadership classes and is the
             campus director for the American Humanics Nonprofit Leadership Association. He has facilitated
             at various leadership conferences for Phi Delta Theta and non-Phi programs such as
             LeaderShape. He is a former GHQ staffer who still enjoys playing bass in his all-Phi band. He
             has been married to Teresa for 15 years and has two beautiful little girls, Hadley and Ivy.



             Chris Brussalis                                                                    FACULTY
             Brother Brussalis is President and CEO of The Hill Group, Inc., a national management
             consulting firm specializing in strategy and operations, serving major corporations and
             governments. Chris is also Adjunct Professor of Management and Policy at the Heinz College of
             Carnegie Mellon University. He serves on several boards and is active in economic
             development in his region and state. In 2009, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania governor
             to the state’s Small Business Council. Chris is Member-at-Large on the General Council. He
             has served the Fraternity as Upsilon Province President and is a trustee of the Pennsylvania
             Gamma and Delta house corporation boards. Chris was initiated at the Pennsylvania Delta
             Chapter at Allegheny College and served as the CAB Chairman at the University of Illinois
             where he pursued his master’s and doctoral degrees.
Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff

             DeMarkco Butler                                        CONFERENCE STAFF / FEATURED SPEAKER
             DeMarkco is the Fraternity’s Director of Expansion He is a graduate of the Illinois Gamma
             Chapter at Monmouth College. DeMarkco graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication
             Studies with Minors in Business and Spanish and was a very involved student-athlete during his
             time at Monmouth. His leadership positions included President, Recruitment Chair, and
             Founding Father of the Chapter, Captain of the Fighting Scots football and men’s volleyball
             teams, President of Coalition for Ethnic Awareness, Academic and Speech Tutor, a Peer Mentor
             for the athletic teams, and he currently serves as the Class President of the 2010 graduates.


             Corey Ciocchetti                                                             FEATURED SPEAKER
             An Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of
             Business at the University of Denver, Corey Ciocchetti is one of the University’s most popular
             and highest-rated professors. Corey joined DU after graduating with a law degree from Duke
             University School of Law, a Masters degree in Religious Studies and two Bachelors degrees in
             Finance and Economics—summa cum laude—from the University of Denver Corey currently
             teaches classes on Business Ethics, Business Law, Employment Law and Constitutional Law
             Corey also speaks to tens of thousands of individuals each year about “authentic success” and
             living an ethical life and is the author of the book Real Rabbits: Chasing An Authentic Life. A
             Colorado native, Corey resides in Westminster, Colorado with his wife, Jillian.




             Melanie Clayton                                      CONFERENCE STAFF / FEATURED SPEAKER
             Melanie is the Fraternity’s Director of Housing and Insurance. She handles a variety of issues
             for the GHQ Staff. Her primary responsibilities relate to chapter insurance, the Event Planning
             Program, chapter housing and serving as one of the staff liaisons to the Walter B. Palmer
             Foundation. Melanie is a lifelong resident of Oxford and joined the Phi Delta Theta staff in 2000.




             W. Andrew Cole                                     CONFERENCE STAFF / FEATURED SPEAKER
             Andrew joined the GHQ staff as a Leadership Consultant in June 2011 after graduating from
             Hanover College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in
             Geology. He was also a Business Scholar in the Center for Business Preparation at Hanover
             College. During his time at Indiana Epsilon, he was a two-term Chapter President, served as
             Awards Chairman, Phikeia Class President, and served on IFC. In addition to participating in
             prior ELI and PLC, Andrew was the undergraduate delegate for the General Conventions of
             2008 and 2010, including serving on the Code Committee. Outside the Chapter, he founded the
             Hanover College Pep Band, was Chairman of the College Republicans, and was also first
             trumpet in the concert and jazz bands. Andrew enjoys history, politics, and the great outdoors.

             Jeff Davis                                                      FACULTY / FEATURED SPEAKER
             Jeff is a member-at-large of Phi Delta Theta's General Council. He has also served as Mu East
             Province President and chapter adviser to two chapters. A Founding Father of the Missouri Zeta
             Chapter at Southeast Missouri State and the 1993 Arthur R. Priest Award winner, Jeff has a B.S.
             in political science from Southeast Missouri State University and received his law degree from
             Washington University in 1997. In 2004, Jeff became the youngest utility regulator in the nation
             when he was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission and served as its chairman
             from January 2005 through January 2009. Prior to 2004, Jeff served as General Counsel and
             Chief of Staff to the President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate. Jeff resides in Jefferson City
             with his wife, Tiffany, and daughters, Micah, Mackenzie and Mayson.
Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff


             Rich Fabritius                                                              FEATURED SPEAKER
             Brother Fabritius is the General Council Reporter. His other volunteer service to Phi Delt has
             included Education Commissioner and Province President. Rich lives in Atlanta with his wife,
             Heather, and their daughters, Austin and Reese. A past consultant and Director of Chapter
             Services for the General Headquarters Staff, he is a graduate of Kent State University and a
             member of the Ohio Lambda Chapter. Rich is Vice President, Managing Director of Brunner, an
             advertising and marketing agency. His hobbies include travel, golf, and boating.



             Dr. Bob Deloian                                                                        FACULTY
             After graduating from Northwestern University’s Dental School, Robert B. Deloian served as a
             Captain in the United States Air Force. Following that service, he opened a private practice of
             Restorative Dentistry in 1970 in Littleton, Colorado. Dr. Deloian has served as a General Officer
             of Phi Delta Theta since 1989 when he was appointed province president of Xi Province. He
             was elected a member of the General Council at the 1992 General Convention and was elected
             General Council President in 1996. Dr. Deloian completed his term as President at the close of
             the Fraternity’s 150th anniversary Convention in June of 1998. He was a member of the Board
             of Trustees of the Phi Delta Theta Foundation from January of 1999 until 2001.


             David Green                                                                             FACULTY
             David is an alumnus of the Pennsylvania Mu Chapter and Widener University ‘91. He has been
             Kappa South Province President since 2002 where he advises chapters at Indiana, Hanover,
             Franklin, and Butler. In his profession as a financial advisor, David provides financial planning
             and investment advice. David enjoys running, traveling, cooking, and time with his wife Dana
             and their two children, Lily and Sydney. David is also a college and high school football
             official. As an undergraduate, David’s chapter experience included holding both the secretary
             and social chairman positions.


             Matt Hughes                                                              CONFERENCE STAFF
             Matt is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and graduated from Indiana University of
             Pennsylvania with a journalism degree. Matt earned his Mastera degree in Public Management
             in 2003 from Carnegie Mellon University. Matt is the Sr. Vice President for Development at the
             Phi Delta Theta Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Matt was the president of the St.
             Margaret Foundation, VP of Institutional Advancement at Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
             and as Director of Development at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science. Matt
             currently serves as a Board member for Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
             Matt has three children: Kailey, a sophomore and member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority at the
             University of Delaware, Zach, a high school sophomore, and Lexie, a high school freshman.


             Will Keim                                                                     FEATURED SPEAKER
             Dr. Keim has spoken to over 2,500,000 students on over 2,500 different campuses about
             leadership. He earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University and is married with four
             children. Dr. Keim is a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity and has received many fraternity
             awards for his contribution to improving Greek life. He has published numerous books, videos,
             and articles and is a long-time friend to Phi Delta Theta. At the 2009 Emerging Leaders Institute,
             Will was awarded with the Order of the Sword & Shield, an award given to a non-member who
             has promoted the attainment of higher education, shown an appreciation for Greek letter
             societies, and proven to exemplify the principles of friendship, sound learning, and rectitude.
Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff

             Jacob Kingdon                                        CONFERENCE STAFF / FEATURED SPEAKER
             Jacob joined the GHQ staff in June of 2007 after receiving his degree in psychology from
             Lawrence University. During his undergraduate career, Jacob served in several executive
             positions within his chapter, as well as the local IFC and Greek Leadership Council. After
             graduation, he served as a Leadership Consultant on the expansion team for one year before
             joining the Fraternity’s executive staff in 2008 as the Director of Chapter Services where he
             enjoyed working with the leadership consultant staff as well as undergraduate chapters, alumni
             volunteers, and Greek officials all over North America. Jacob has recently accepted a job with
             the Phi Delta Theta Foundation as a Major Gifts Officer and is looking forward to raising money
             to support all of Phi Delta Theta’s leadership programming. Jacob will make the transition from
             the Fraternity to the Foundation in early 2012. Jacob also serves as a chapter advisory board
             member for the Ohio Alpha chapter at Miami University and is former President of the Oxford
             Alumni Club.


             Joe Kohout                                                                             FACULTY
             Joe, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, holds both a BA in Political Science and History and a Juris
             Doctor degree from Creighton University. He is partner in the government relations firm of
             Kissel/E&S Associates LLC which provides both lobbying and association management
             services. Joe served as a Chapter Advisory Board Chairman at Nebraska Gamma for two years
             before being appointed Psi Province President in 2002. His wife, Victoria, is a member of Alpha
             Xi Delta and they have two sons – Jackson and Harrison. Joe enjoys golf, water sports, reading,
             and his dog Truman.



             Chris Lapple                                                                             FACULTY
             Chris is a 1981 graduate of Cal State-Northridge (CAZ) with a BS in Finance and Management.
             He is a VP, Regional Insurance Consultant with Comerica Bank Insurance Services with
             responsibility for Calif. and Arizona. Before being elected to the General Council, he was serving
             in his 14th year as a Province President. He is a past treasurer of the CA Z Housing Corp. and
             past President of the LA Alumni Club. He is currently the VP of the San Fernando Alumni Club
             and is serving his 4th term on the General Council. Besides his Fraternity involvement, he
             enjoys all sports but is a true baseball fanatic. He has coached youth baseball for many years
             and currently is an assist. coach for his son's baseball team. Chris is also active with his sons'
             Boy Scout Troop and volunteers as the aviation merit badge counselor. He resides in Woodland
             Hills, CA with his wife Claire and his two sons Nicholas and Michael.


             Scott Mietchen                                                                  FEATURED SPEAKER
             Brother Mietchen is the General Council President. Scott is a 1984 graduate of the University of
             Utah where he earned both his B.S. and MPA. He has served the Fraternity as a chapter
             consultant, chapter adviser, house corporation president, province president, delegate to the
             NIC and member of the General Council from 1994-2000 and 2004-Present. Scott became an
             Iron Phi in 2010. Professionally Scott is President and Managing Partner of Fund Raising
             Counsel, Inc. (FRCI), the oldest fundraising consulting firm in the Intermountain West. He was
             recognized as Fund Raiser of the Year in 2006 by the Utah Society of Fund Raisers. Prior to
             joining FRCI, he served as Vice President for University Advancement at Utah State University.
             Scott, his wife Lisa, and their children, Abby and Alex live in Salt Lake City.



             Marc Mores                                                       FACULTY / FEATURED SPEAKER
             Brother Mores is the Executive Vice President of James R. Favor & Company, the Fraternity’s
             insurance broker. Following graduation from Iowa State University (IA Gamma), Marc spent 13
             years on the GHQ staff. After completing his Masters work at Xavier University, he became a
             Certified Association Executive and recently earned the Certified Insurance Counselor
             designation. Volunteering with the Colorado State chapter and the ISU Cyclone Club keep him
             busy. Marc and his wife Jennifer live in Parker, Colorado with their two daughters.
Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff

             Jesse Moyer                                                                          FACULTY
             Jesse is the Province President for the Zeta province in southern Ohio. He is a 2003 graduate
             of the University of South Dakota (South Dakota Alpha) and holds a Master of Education from
             Xavier University.     Jesse the Manager of Organizational Learning and Innovation at
             KnowledgeWorks, a national public education think tank that seeks to transform education in the
             United States. Prior to joining KnowledgeWorks, Jesse served the Fraternity as a Leadership
             Consultant and Director of Chapter Services. He and his wife Courtnee live in Hamilton, Ohio
             with their sons Cooper and Bentley. In his free time, Jesse enjoys cheering for his hometown
             Minnesota sports teams and is pleasantly surprised by the 2011 Cincinnati Bengals. WHO DEY!

             Kim Novak                                                                    FEATURED SPEAKER
             Kim Novak is an independent consultant for Campus Safety, Student Risk Management and
             Student Organization Development. She is recognized as a national expert in student-focused
             risk management, hazing prevention, and campus safety. She has spoken at national
             conferences and on college campuses around the country and served as faculty for several
             nationally sponsored professional institutes including the National Hazing Intervention Institute
             which was renamed in her honor in 2010 as the Novak Hazing Prevention Institute. Kim serves
             as a Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Center and on several
             national advisory boards. Prior to embarking on her consulting career full-time, Kim served as
             the Director for Student Life at Arizona State University and she also worked at Texas A&M for 8
             successful years.


             Mark H. Ochsenbein                                                                  FACULTY
             Mark Ochsenbein is a past President of the General Council and a retired Army Officer. He
             holds a BS in Law Enforcement from Eastern Kentucky University and is a graduate from the
             U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is currently
             Director of Student Activities at Tennessee Tech University (TTU). Mark is also an Assistant
             Scoutmaster, 4th District Commander, American Legion, Dept. of Tennessee, on the Board of
             Directors TTU Library, Chairman, Military Affairs Advisory Committee TTU, member of the
             Cookeville American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and Multiple Sclerosis organizations.
             Mark is a member of the Tennessee Upper Cumberland Alumni Club. Mark has a passion for the
             outdoors and enjoys running, whitewater canoeing, shooting and hiking. He has visited over 43
             countries and is a helicopter pilot.




             Rudy Porchivina                                                                       FACULTY
             Rudy is a past President of the General Council. He is a 1989 graduate from San Jose State
             University. Brother Porchivina resides in Navato, California with his wife Deborah and their three
             children, Matthew, John Ryan and Grace. Matthew is a Phikeia from Mississippi Alpha at the
             University of Mississippi. Rudy currently serves as a Chapter Advisory Board member for the
             California Sigma chapter at Sonoma State University.




             Charley Pride                                                                             FACULTY
             Charley is a Past President of the General Council and a graduate of Western Kentucky
             University, Kentucky Eta. He is the Director of Student Activities for the Hilltoppers, and is also
             the faculty adviser for Kentucky Eta. He and his wife, Julie (Delta Zeta), have two children, Emily
             (15) and Will (12). Charley enjoys sporting events and traveling to college campuses. To date,
             Charley has visited 584 college campuses.
Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff

             Sparky Reardon                                                    FACULTY / FEATURED SPEAKER
             Dr. Sparky Reardon is the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students at the University of
             Mississippi. He has worked in higher education for 33 years. His primary areas of responsibility
             have included advising fraternities and student government, leadership development, crisis
             intervention, organizational discipline and teaching. He has a M. Ed. from Delta State University
             and a B.A.E. and Ph.D. from Ole Miss. Brother Reardon has spoken to thousands of students at
             numerous universities, conferences, and conventions. For this, Phi Delta Theta recently
             honored him with the Legion of Honor Award. He has also received the Robert Shaefer Award
             for significant, long term service to Greek Life. In 2008 the Ole Miss senior class honored him
             with a scholarship in his name and in 1995 he was awarded the initial Thomas Frist Award for
             his outstanding service to students.He has appeared in the History Channel’s “Frat Boys”, a
             history of fraternities in America. He enjoys Ole Miss sports, reading, cooking, and traveling.


             Jonathan Rogowski                                                             CONFERENCE STAFF
             Jonathan joined the GHQ Staff in June 2011 as a Leadership Consultant. He graduated from
             Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a functional concentration
             in economics. During his tenure with Ohio Alpha, Jonathan served as president where he
             oversaw the organizations membership increase 17%, encouraged outside involvement in other
             ventures, and fostered an environment that placed Ohio Alpha at the forefront of integrated
             development for Miami's Greek System. While at Miami, Jonathan was involved with and served
             on various committees including those in Student Affairs, Judicial Affairs, Lecture Series, and
             Greek Governance. In his free time Brother Rogowski travels as often as time allows both
             domestically and internationally, is an avid coffee lover, and enjoys running which is showcased
             in being recognized as an Iron Phi.

             Mike Scarlatelli                                                                       FACULTY
             Brother Scarlatelli is a Past President of the General Council and currently serves the General
             Fraternity as Warden. He has been on the faculty of many Presidents Leadership Conferences
             and Emerging Leaders Institutes throughout the years. Mike was province president for Sigma
             North (Michigan) for eight years, and has also served as the chapter adviser and chairman of the
             house corporation for seven years for his home chapter, Michigan Delta at Kettering University
             (formerly GMI). Mike is also a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys golf and is a
             diehard Yankees fan.


             Chris Shrader                                                                          FACULTY
             Chris is from the Ohio Alpha Chapter and graduated from Miami University in 1982. He is a Vice
             President for 5/3 Bank in the area of residential mortgage. Chris served as a Chapter
             Consultant following graduation from Miami University and then earned a MBA from Ashland
             University. He has continued to serve Phi Delta Theta as a volunteer over the years as Chapter
             Adviser to Ohio Beta (Ohio Wesleyan,) Province President, and is currently Chairman of the
             Walter B. Palmer Foundation Inc. Chris is also past President of the Greater Indianapolis
             Mortgage Bankers Association and Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association. He and his wife
             Terri live in Carmel, Indiana and have two sons, Jacob, a freshman at the University of Alabama
             who was intiaited into the Alabama Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta this past fall, and Austin, a
             freshman at Brebeuf Jesuit HS in Indianapolis.. In his spare time he and his wife enjoy following
             their boys in their sporting endeavors. Chris is also continuing his swimming “career” as a US
             Master Swimmer.
             Alex Stefanic                                                                CONFERENCE STAFF
             Brother Stefanic is a recent graduate of Clemson University where he majored in Accounting.
             During his time at Clemson, Alex was initiated into the South Carolina Gamma chapter in 2007,
             where he held several leadership positions, including President, Secretary, Alumni Secretary
             and Scholarship Chairman. Alex helped his chapter triple in size and win a Gold Star for the first
             time in 30 years. Alex was also involved on campus as a member of IPTAY and the Clemson
             Lodge. Alex is excited to be a part of the 2011 Leadership Consultant class, working in Chapter
             Services. Alex has enjoyed his first semester traveling throughout the Southeast US. In his free
             time, he enjoys sailing, playing guitar, and is a die-hard Clemson Tigers fan.
Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff

             Moe Stephens                                                                            FACULTY
             Moe has many years of progressive leadership and success in Greek Affairs. He has traveled
             the country working for Phi Delta Theta as both a Leadership Consultant and as the Director of
             Expansion. Moe and his wife, Allison, and their daughter Maya are enjoying the Pacific
             Northwest where Moe is the Assistant Director of Student Activities at the University of Puget
             Sound. Moe was WRGC’s Greek Advisor of the Year in 2005. Moe has a passion for the
             outdoors, and enjoys rock climbing, cycling and golf. He also never passes up the opportunity to
             play ultimate frisbee. Moe is currently serving the Fraternity as the Pi North Province President
             and as a member of both the Survey Commission and Awards Committee.



             Garrett Taliaferro                                                                       FACULTY
             Garrett is the Assistant Vice President at ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. Brother Taliaferro
             is a member of Pennsylvania Iota Chapter and a 1999 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
             Brother Taliaferro also has an MBA from Northwestern University. He currently serves the
             Fraternity as Province President of Iota province with chapters in Illinois and Wisconsin. He lives
             in Chicago, Illinois and is an avid sports fan especially the Chicago Cubs.




             Nathan Thomas                                                                         FACULTY
             Nathan is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Residential Living and Leadership
             and an instructor within Leadership Studies at Bradley University. Previously he served as the
             Director of Greek Life at Bradley and was the Director of Chapter Services for the Headquarters.
             He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and a varsity tennis letter winner. He
             received his MBA from Eastern Illinois University and is currently working on his doctorate
             degree at Illinois State University. Nathan is on the board of directors for the Heart of Illinois
             United Way and a volunteer with the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.


             Sean Wagner                                           CONFERENCE STAFF / FEATURED SPEAKER
             Sean has been a member of the Fraternity’s GHQ staff for nearly nine years serving as a
             Leadership Consultant, Director of Expansion, Director of Alumni Services, and is currently the
             Associate Executive Vice President. Sean graduated from Widener University (PA Mu) with a
             Communications Degree in 2002 and received his Masters in Public Administration and Non-
             Profit Management from Northern Kentucky University in 2009. A native of Philadelphia, Sean
             currently resides in suburban Cincinnati with his wife Michelle where he is the Vice President of
             the board of the Inner City Tennis Project, an organization that teaches health and life lessons
             through the sport of tennis. He’s a Philly and Cincinnati sports enthusiast and member of the
             Who Dey Nation!


             Dr. Ed Whipple                                                                          Faculty
             Dr. Ed Whipple (Indiana Epsilon ’74) is the Senior Fellow for NASPA – Student Affairs
             Administrators in Higher Education, Dr. Whipple currently serves as a Trustee on the Phi Delta
             Theta Foundation. He was President of the General Council, 1992-94 and prior to that served
             as Treasurer and Reporter of the Council. He also was Fraternity’s Scholarship Commissioner
             and in 1987 was the first Dean of what was then the Phi Delta Theta Leadership College. Prior
             to his current position, he served as VP for Student Affairs at Bowling Green State University as
             well as positions at Iowa State University, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, and Montana
             State University-Billings and taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels courses in
             English literature, U.S. public education, and higher education and student affairs. Dr. Whipple
             holds degrees from Willamette University, Northwestern University, and Oregon State University.
Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff

             David Wyble                                                               CONFERENCE STAFF
             Brother Wyble is member of the Missouri Eta Chapter at Missouri Western State University,
             where he graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. While at Missouri Western, David
             held the positions of Chapter President, Vice-President, Historian and Community Service.
             Brother Wyble is also a past Homecoming King, winner of the University’s “Western Excellence”
             award, 4 time Dean’s List student, Regents Scholar, and nominated as “Mr. Missouri Western” in
             2008. David was also involved in several other organizations on campus including Griffon
             Habitat for Humanity, Orientation Leaders, the Wildlife Society, and Communication
             Connections. David spends most of his free time outside fishing, hunting, camping, and
             kayaking. He is also a die-hard LSU fan. David will be traveling the Midwest region this school-
             year as a Leadership Consultant.




         2012 PLC Peer Mentor Class

             Michael Boulter                                                                     Peer Mentor
             Brother Boulter is the current President of the Michigan Delta Chapter at Kettering University.
             Last year, he served as his chapter's recruitment chairman and led Michigan Delta in the
             recruitment of a 16-man Phikeia class, its largest in nearly 20 years. Michael has also served his
             chapter as Assistant Recruitment Chairman, Works Manager, and Social Chairman. An agent of
             change at Michigan Delta, he has led the way in numerous chapter efforts ranging from winning
             the Kettering President's Cup to the establishment of the GM to GMI Run, a 65-mile relay that
             won the Kettering 2010 Philanthropy of the Year Award. Michael was a 2011 ELI Peer Mentor
             and represented his chapter at ELI in 2010 and PLC in 2011. Outside of Phi Delta Theta,
             Michael is an avid marathon runner and became an Iron Phi this past year. He has held
             positions as President of the Running Club and as the Recruitment Chairman of IFC, a position
             in which he was recently recognized as the Officer of the Year. As an Electrical Engineering
             major at a cooperative education school, he enjoys spending 6 months out of every year gaining
             real-world experience.


             John Cayton                                                                     Peer Mentor
             Brother Cayton just finished serving as President for IL Gamma Chapter, and previously served
             as Recruitment and Community Service Chairman, along with IFC Delegate. John has been
             mentioned on Monmouth College’s Dean’s List two semesters in his collegiate career, while
             maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.27 and his major GPA in Psychology being a 3.6. Outside of
             Phi Delta Theta, John has been a Scots Ambassador and psychology tutor for two years, along
             with involvement in Alternative Spring Break, being a Teacher’s Assistant, Psi Chi Honors
             Society, and has filled the role of the college’s Service-Learning Associate. He has been
             awarded Emerging Greek Male Leader Award, Outstanding Service to the Community, Greek
             Man of the Year, and a recipient of the Dean A. Wright Scholarship. John attended Recruitment
             Boot Camp in 2010 and President’s Leadership Conference in 2011.



             Brandon Clark                                                                  Peer Mentor
             Brother Clark is a Senior Organizational Communications and Spanish double major at
             Northwest Missouri State University (Missouri Theta). During his time as a Phi, Brandon has
             served as the President, Treasurer and Phikeia Educator among other positions. His other
             activities include Student Ambassadors, Order of Omega, Student Senate and he serves as
             President of Blue Key Honor Society. Brandon is a past Homecoming King and the recipient of
             both the Outstanding Greek Man and Outstanding Fraternity President in 2009. He also studied
             abroad in Costa Rica last spring. Brandon has attended ELI twice, in 2008 as a delegate and
             2010 as a peer mentor and Presidents Leadership Conference in 2009.
Phi Delta Theta’s 2012 Presidents Leadership Conference Faculty and Staff

             John-Michael Criswell                                                               Peer Mentor
             Brother Criswell graduated from Belmont University in December of 2011 with a degree in Music
             Business and a minor in Communication Studies. He served in many leadership roles within the
             fraternity including vice president, social chairman, historian, and president. During his time as
             president, Tennessee Zeta was presented the Phoenix Award, which is given by GHQ to the
             most improved chapter of Phi Delta Theta. At Belmont’s 2011 Greek Awards, his chapter was
             named the 2011 Chapter of the Year and they won the Outstanding Community Service
             Program award as well as the Outstanding Philanthropy Program award. Brother Criswell won
             the 2011 Outstanding Senior Leader Award. Outside of Greek Life, brother Criswell has held
             leadership positions including the Director of Campus Events for the Student Government
             Association and has been a member of other organizations such as Belmont Service Corps,
             which gave him the opportunity to be a red carpet escort at the 2011 Grammy Awards. In 2010,
             brother Criswell was named the Belmont University Homecoming King and in 2011, the dean of
             students presented him with The Bruin Award, which is the highest award given to Belmont
             Students for achievement.

             Jeff Edmunds                                                                      Peer Mentor
             Jeff originally hails from the suburbs of Washington D.C., and will be graduating in May with
             Honors with a BA in Political Science from The University of Montana. He was called to the
             Rocky Mountains by the yearning for more recreational opportunities, the love of travelling, and
             the historical value of hard work and self reliance that the Montana culture espouses. While at
             Montana Jeff has had the opportunity to not only be a contributing member of his Fraternity and
             the campus Order of Omega, but also as a member of a local non-profit Board of Directors,
             multiple academic honor societies, a co-founder and promoter              for a local freestyle
             snowboarding and skiing team, and a student government senator. Currently he is the sitting
             Vice President of the representative body for over 15,500 students, overseeing a multi-million
             dollar budget and several service agencies including a full-service student public transportation
             system. Jeff aspires always be a positive influence , to continue to learn and grown from
             everything, and to work to impact the cultivation and implementation of American public policy in
             the future.


             David Lopez                                                                   Peer Mentor
             Brother David recently completed his term as President of the Nebraska Alpha Chapter. He
             currently serves as Awards Chairman and has also held the role of Treasurer. He is a double
             major in Psychology and Business Administration and has maintained a 3.65 GPA. At the
             University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he has served on the College of Business Student Advisory
             Board, University Program Council, and Diversity Enhancement Team. David attended PLC in
             2011 and and served as an ELI Peer Mentor this past summer. He has also received numerous
             accolades such as being a Homecoming Royalty and an Outstanding Student Leadership Award
             Finalist.


             Ryan Schell                                                                         Peer Mentor
             Brother Schell currently serves as the President of the Florida Gamma Chapter after having
             already served as the Phikeia Educator and Recruitment Chairman. In addition to his work with
             the fraternity, he is able to maintain a 3.6 GPA in Political Science and International Affairs with
             a minor in Psychology also having made the Dean’s List three times and the President’s List
             once. He is a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society and the National Society for
             Collegiate Scholars. Ryan attended both the Emerging Leaders Institute in 2010, the
             President’s Leadership Conference in 2011, and was a Peer Mentor for the Emerging Leaders
             Institute in 2011.

				
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