Beta Theta Pi Volunteers
Beta Theta Pi has more than 1,000 alumni and Friends of Beta leading its undergraduate chapters to new heights. The Fraternity is always seeking volunteers who are committed to building men of principle for a principled life.
This year, volunteers will help facilitate six Keystone Regional Leadership Conferences, five sessions of the Wooden Institute and Leadership College at the 177th General Convention. They will attend more than one thousand chapter meetings, advise thousands of undergraduates, receive training from the General Fraternity and much more.
Are you interested in joining these incredible volunteer leaders in your area? There are many ways to get involved, including short-term roles. Send an email to Anne Emmerth or call the Administrative Office at 800.800.BETA. Need some assistance in your current Beta volunteer role? Check out these resources.
Beta Theta Pi Board of Trustees
Beta Theta Pi’s Board of Trustees is comprised of nine talented volunteers — the General Fraternity President, General Secretary, General Treasurer and nine vice presidents — from different schools, backgrounds, age ranges and regions of North America. Terms are three years in length, and one general officer and two vice presidents are elected by convention delegates each year.
As dictated by The Code of Beta Theta Pi, when the General Convention is not in session, the Board of Trustees is responsible for monitoring the progress of all Beta chapters and the Fraternity’s leadership development programs; developing plans to expand the Fraternity; appointing volunteers to support chapters at the local level; instigating strategic planning; publishing the Fraternity’s quarterly magazine; maintaining and increasing the Fraternity’s resource base, etc. One of the Board’s most important priorities is the promotion and advancement of Beta Theta Pi’s highly successful Men of Principle initiative. Likewise, the Board’s commitment to fostering collaborative relationships with university administrators and faculty is second to none.
Wayne Kay, Virginia Tech ’73 – General Secretary
Bob Schnese, Wisconsin ’83 – General Fraternity President
Justin Foster, West Chester ’11 – Vice President
Ted Haile, Georgia Tech ’75 – Vice President
Brad Kiesling, Westminster ’01 – Vice President
Mike Kokkinen, Minnesota ’00 – Vice President
Lynn Maddox, Georgia Tech ’64 – General Treasurer
Ed O’Malley, Kansas State ’97 – Vice President
David Schmidt, South Florida ’92 – Vice President
Ben Swartz, Connecticut ’05 – Vice President
Cary Wood, Purdue ’89 – Vice President
Mike Wortman, Nebraska ’70 – Vice President
General Fraternity Officers
Alumni Relations Commissioner: John Conway, South Dakota ’56
Archivist: Eric Eickhoff, Ohio Wesleyan ’00
Chorister: Brock Johnson, Oklahoma State ’09
Historian: B. Hume Morris, Centre ’68
Insurance Commissioner: Thomas D. Cassady, Cincinnati ’76
Leadership Development Advisor: Donald G. DiPaolo, Michigan ’78
Scholarship Commissioner: James M. Strilesky, British Columbia ’72
Assistant Historian: Zachary T. Haines, Miami ’05
Asst. General Treasurer/Ch. Finance: John Groom, Miami ’58
The advisory council is an organization of Betas who have previously served as members of the Fraternity’s Board of Trustees or the Foundation Board of Directors. For more information on the advisory council, please contact the Administrative Office at 800.800.BETA.
These men are often drawn from long-serving district chiefs, to assist the General Secretary in managing the Fraternity’s affairs. Their duties include working with district chiefs in their region, recruiting new district chiefs and assisting with advisor training.