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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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