Jeffrey W. Jowdy
University of Georgia
Georgia Delta Rho – 1983
Brother Jowdy graduated in 1983 from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where he was initiated into the Georgia Delta Rho Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta. He earned his Master of Human Resource Management from Troy University in 1999. During that year Jeff also founded Lighthouse Counsel, which provides aid and consulting to non-profit organizations. Jowdy is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as well as the Christian Leadership Association, and serves on the Board of Trust for UGA’s Grady College. Jeff lives in Franklin, Tennessee and Athens, Georgia and enjoys reading, traveling and water sports.
Robert P. Stalder
Case Western Reserve University
Ohio Alpha Beta – 1994
Brother Rob Stalder graduated from Case Western University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and went on to obtain his Master of Business Administration in 2005 from Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently serves as Chief Information Officer at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Rob is a certified project management professional and previously served as Director and Vice President of Case Western’s Alumni Association. He has previously served as President of the Fraternity and as Director of the North American Interfraternity Conference. Rob lives in Mississippi and enjoys playing golf.
University of Houston
Texas Alpha Mu – 1976
Wally Kronzer received his J.D from South Texas College of Law in 2007 and currently acts as President and owner of Walter James Kronzer, III, P.C. Wally is a member of Rotary International, South Main Baptist Church, and Galveston Country Club. Wally serves as a board member of the Rotary Club of West U (Houston) and the Dorothy and Jim Kronzer Foundation. Wally resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Kathy, and enjoys travel, hiking, and diving.
University of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Epsilon – 2006
Brother Swager graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in management. Henry is currently the Vice President of B.M. Kramer and Company, which is an industrial pipe, valve, and fitting distributor located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He is actively involved with the University of New Hampshire Phi Kappa Theta Alumni board serving as the current Vice President. Henry resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and child, and enjoys travel, shotgun shooting, golfing and skiing.
University of Texas at Austin
Alpha Pi 1978
Adrian Gonzalez graduated with a Bachelor of Science in History and Spanish and later went on to obtain a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. He also has doctoral hours towards an EdD in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. Adrian works as a Dermatology Specialty Representative for Ortho Dermatologics (formerly Valeant Dermatology). His career in pharmaceutical sales spans over twenty-nine years. He is a member of the Grand Chapter having worked for the Fraternity as a chapter consultant from 1979 through 1981. He has held posts such as District Governor, PKT Properties President, Alumni President of Texas Alpha Pi, Southern Province President, has been a member of several Fraternity committees. Adrian has also served on committees for the Texas Exes Alumni Association at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University Alumni Association in San Marcos. Adrian has past involvement with Knights of Columbus and enjoys Sunday mass choir at his parish, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.
Robert S. Basso
Seton Hall University
New Jersey Phi Beta – 1967
Brother Basso earned a B.S. degree from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A. from Pace University. He continues to serve his alma mater as a member of its Board of Regents; additionally, he serves or has served on a number of both public and private entities, academic institutions and charitable organizations as a director, regent and/or trustee.
Bob is a retired executive in the financial services industry having held senior management positions in UBS, Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch and Fidelity in an over forty year career. He has also served his country and is a Vietnam veteran.
Bob resides in San Rafael, CA with his wife, Mary. They have two grown sons.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Gamma Tau – 2001
Bill Bateman graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and later went on to receive his MBA from Georgia State University. He currently serves as a Senior Project Manager for GDS Associates, Inc., which provides engineering and energy consultant services throughout the United States. He is a member of the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Georgia Tech Alumni Association, National Eagle Scout Association, and Order of the Arrow, most commonly known as the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Bill resides in Roswell, Georgia and enjoys international travel, college football, clean energy, world history and culture.
Texas State University
Texas Beta Sigma – 1987
Brother Barrera was a founding member of Phi Kappa Theta’s Beta Sigma Chapter at Southwest Texas State University (“SWT,” and now known as Texas State University). Pat served as the SWT Chapter’s first Vice President and helped Phi Kappa Theta be admitted into SWT’s Intra-Faternity Council. Within two years, the Beta Sigma Chapter grew from seven founding members to a group of over 22 active brothers, with a fraternity house and a Chapter of Little Sisters. After graduating with a business degree, Pat attended law school.
Immediately after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Pat relocated to Los Angeles, California where he currently resides with his wife and daughters. Pat is licensed to practice law in California and Texas. He is an invited member of several professional associations including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Pat has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for each year between 2004 and 2019 by Los Angeles Magazine.
Pat is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to his trial practice, Pat lectures at continuing legal education seminars. He has served as a Judge Pro Tempore with the Los Angeles Superior Court. Pat previously served as a volunteer prosecutor with the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.
When not working, Pat volunteers at his local Catholic Church and schools. Pat serves on the School Board at Notre Dame Academy and previously served as President of the American Martyrs Parents Association. Pat enjoys hiking, kayaking and standup paddle-boarding. Pat has reached the Summits of Machu Picchu and Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the Contiguous United States and he has completed the LA Marathon and a Tough Mudder. Pat is married to Kate.
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Xi – 1984
Charles “Mike” Callais (Louisiana State ’84) is a member of the Phi Kappa Theta Foundation Board of Trustees, serving a term from 2017 to 2020. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1984, earing a bachelor of science degree in business management. He is Chief Executive Officer of Abdon Callais Offshore, LLC in Cut Off, Louisiana. Mike is active in the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club of Golden Meadow. He also serves on several boards, including United Community Bank, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Lady of the Sea General Hospital and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Mr. Callais is married to Blanche Bouvier Callais, with four children and four grandchildren. He resides in Cut Off, LA. His hobbies include fishing and hunting, volunteering and helping out at his church parish and in his community.
Sammuel J. Castalano
Nicholls State University
Louisiana Nu Omega – 1984
Sammuel Castalano joined Phi Kappa Theta while studying at Nicholls State University. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelors in Marketing.
He owns multiple restaurants in Houma, Louisiana, including Castalano’s Deli and Catering, Milano, and The Patio.
Mr. Castalano resides in Houma, Louisiana, where he also serves on the Downtown Development Corporation and Chamber of Commerce.
Pennsylvania Alpha Xi – 2007
Dustin Coccia graduated from Duquesne University obtaining a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a concentration in Pharmacy Management. Dustin is now a licensed pharmacist currently serving Giant Eagle, Inc. implementing new pharmacy workflow designs at various locations. He previously was a staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager. He currently serves as Chairman for the Pennsylvania Alpha Xi Alumni Association. Dustin resides in Allison Park, Pennsylvania and enjoys motorcycling, skiing, traveling, craft beer.
University of Florida
Florida Omega Alpha – 1979
Ed Fulford graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and soon after earned his MBA from Troy University. Ed currently serves as a Global Risk Leader with CAPCO, a subsidiary of FIS Global, the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. He is currently obtaining a PhD in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. He is a certified information systems auditor, security professional and manager, fraud examiner, and payment card industry professional. He currently serves as a trustee on the Foundation board. Ed resides in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Nancy.
Texas A&I University
Texas Kappa Tau – 1982
Brother González served as Senior Executive Vice-President of R360 Environmental Solutions and CEO/President of US Liquids of LA in Houston, Texas. He currently is a partner at Altos Energy Partners and co-owners of VRS Winery and Vega San Juan Vineyards in Spain. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Geology) from Texas A&I University, Kingsville in 1982. It was there that Manny was initiated into the Kappa Tau Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta in 1978. His lives in Tomball, Texas with his wife Lucinda, of 36 years, and has two daughters; his hobbies include cars, guitars, sporting clays and fishing. Phi Kappa Theta welcomes Brother González’s leadership skills and dedication to the Foundation.
Western Illinois University
Illinois Kappa Mu – 1991
Dennis Gullo joined Phi Kappa Theta at Western Illinois University in 1987. He later transferred and graduated from Benedictine University. Dennis is currently employed with Greyson Technologies as a Senior Project Manager for tech projects. He enjoys running and attending live music festivals.
La Salle University
Pennsylvania Kappa Epsilon – 1981
Ken graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in 1981 majoring in Quantitative Analysis and Information System and went on to obtain a Masters in Business Administration in 1983 also from LaSalle University.
Ken's professional career began at Damon Corporation a national provider of Clinical Laboratory Services. His career took him through numerous technical and managerial levels at Aon Consulting a global insurance and employee benefit consulting organization rising to Vice President and Director of Technology for the Mid Atlantic Region. Currently Ken leads his own technology consulting company Benefit3 Inc serving large healthcare, union, financial and professional services clients in the metropolitan Philadelphia area.
He serves as a trustee on the Foundation Board and a member of the Finance committee. Ken resides in Newtown, PA with his wife Patricia.
Kansas State University
Kansas Iota – 1982
Steve Hollander, AIA graduated from Kansas State’s College of Architecture and devotes a majority of his work to small commercial projects as principal architect of S.J. Hollander Architect. Steve is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of St. Louis. Steve was first elected to the board as an undergraduate trustee in 1979. Stephen was re-elected to the Board in 1985 and served three four-year terms serving as treasurer, president and chairman. He was elected to Foundation Board in 2001 and has served as treasurer and president. Steve resides in Saint Charles, Missouri and in 2010 was recognized with the Fraternity’s Distinguished Service Award in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kevin J. Lampe
Western Illinois University
Illinois Kappa Mu – 1983
Kevin Lampe graduated from Western Illinois University. He is recognized internationally as a political strategist, crisis manager and media relations expert. Kevin and his wife, Kitty Kurth are partners in Kurth Lampe Worldwide, a strategic communications rms with clients across the United States, Europe and Africa. Beginning in 1996, Kevin joined the Podium Operations team at the Democratic National Convention. They are responsible for the training and logistics for all speakers. In 2004, Kevin helped then-State Senator Barack Obama prepare for his keynote address at the convention in Boston. Kevin served as his undergraduate chapter’s president, ritualist, recruitment and chapter installation chair. He began his service to the National Fraternity on the Undergraduate Advisory Council (UGAC) in 1980. First elected to the Fraternity Board in 1999, he served as National President from 2009 to 20011. He currently serves as a trustee on the Foundation Board. Kevin and Kitty reside in Chicago, IL and Burlington, WI.
Iowa State University
Iowa Xi – 1988
Mike McClellan is President of Harrison Energy Partners our of Little Rock, AR. Mike graduated from Iowa State University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Industrial Engineering. He enjoys fishing, hiking and exercise. Mike has two children.
George Mason University
Virginia Gamma Mu – 2006
Tom Moore graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors Degree in International Studies with a Minor in Business. At the age of 19, Tom Co-Founded ROCS, a staffing agency that focuses on placing recent college graduates into entry and junior level jobs. Headquartered in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, Tom and his company have received numerous awards including the Inc. 500 list thee years in a row. Tom was awarded Phi Kappa Theta's first Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 2014. Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters.
Gerald F. Morris
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Massachusetts Lambda – 1965
Jerry Morris graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and later went on to receive his MBA from Harvard University. Jerry’s 30-year career in finance included 20 years as Executive Vice President CAO/CFO of two NYSE companies: The Foxboro Company and Diebold. He stays active with venture capital investments. Now retired, Jerry is a member of Jordan Capital, Ironhorse Country Club, Brookside Country Club, and Glenmoor Country Club and serves as board member for Seawinds and for Suncolor Corp. Jerry advises today’s collegiate brothers to “look to the distant future and think about where you want to be, and be sure that you are acquiring the skills needed to get there. The two things that got me to where I am today were Phi Kappa Theta and Harvard Business School,” says Jerry. Jerry currently resides in Singer Island, Florida, with his wife, Sally, and enjoys tennis, spending time with family, and volunteering.
Slippery Rock University
Pennsylvania Sigma Rho – 1990
Gene Ney graduated from Slippery Rock with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling, and a Master of Arts in English. He later obtained his Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Studies in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Gene is an adjunct associate professor for Carlow University. When not teaching, Gene serves as President and CEO of Ney Enterprises, a hospitality-based business for the greater Pittsburgh area. He previously served on the boards of Slippery Rock’s Alumni Association, Borough Planning Commission, and the University Club of Pittsburgh. Gene resides in Pittsburgh, Pa where he is a member of the Athletic Association and the Holy Child Catholic Church in Bridgeville, PA.
Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania Rho – 1990
Peter Pezaris lives in Delray Beach, Florida, and is married with three children. He joined Phi Kappa Theta in 1987, and graduated Carnegie Mellon University in 1992 with a degree in Applied Math and Computer Science.
Peter’s background in software development helped him launch a series of startup companies, including:
- Commissioner.com – fantasy sports
- Multiply – social networking and social commerce
- Glip – team coordination and task management.
Peter was awarded Phi Kappa Theta’s Man of Achievement in 2013, and currently serves on the Foundation Board.
Peter’s hobbies include woodworking, piano, craft beer and the New England Patriots.
San Diego State University
California Phi Iota – 2005
Joshua Sommer is a 2005 graduate of San Diego State University with a BA in political science. While at SDSU, he was a member of the SDSU Football team and held numerous positions with the California Phi Iota chapter of Phi Kappa Theta, including being president for 2 terms and a re-founding father. During school Mr. Sommer began his career in the wireless industry in product engineering for mobile devices. He has developed over 72 different handsets, tablets, datacards and modules during his career. Josh moved with his wife to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2009 to begin a startup wireless company at one of the top 3 cable service providers in America. Mr. Sommer is currently Executive Director of New Growth Strategy and Business Development at Cox Communications.
Gerald J. Traigle, Jr.
Nicholls State University
Louisiana Nu Omega – 1987
Jerry Traigle, Jr. graduated from Nicholls State University. He works in Human Resources at Entergy Corporation, which is engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations headquartered in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. Jerry is a member of the North American Gay Volleyball Association, Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance, North American Softball Association, and the Hilton Tennis Club. He also serves as board member for the New Orleans Volleyball Association and the New Orleans Tennis Association. Jerry is also a member of PFLAG. He is a past National President of the Fraternity and currently serves as a trustee on the Foundation Board. Jerry resides in New Orleans, Louisiana and enjoys remaining active in sports, particularly volleyball, tennis, and softball.
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Nu – 1991
Scott Tyson joined Phi Kappa Theta at Texas State University, and later graduated from Oklahoma State University. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. Scott was previously a member of Phi Kappa Theta Executive Staff as Director of Business Operations and Publications. He is now a longtime employee of Dell, currently serving as Client Technologist. He currently resides in Chicago, IL, and recently volunteered for Human Rights Campaign and Equality Texas. Scott enjoys attending summer camp for adults and traveling the world.
Robert S. Bailey
Indiana Zeta – 1952
Robert Bailey graduated from Purdue and soon after dedicated 41 years of service with Lilly Industries, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served in a variety of leadership roles including Technical Director, Sales Manager, and Vice President. Bob also served on the company’s Board of Directors for 23 years before retiring. He has led several community-based organizations in Indiana such as Chairman for the Indianapolis Zoo capital campaign, President of Downtown Optimist Club, led the Scientific Committee for the National Paint and Coatings Association for four years and in several roles with the SCORE Association. Bob was elected to the Fraternity Board in 1975 and later served as National President of the Fraternity from 1977 to 1981. In 1989, he was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the Foundation Board. Bob resides in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Jackie and enjoys golf.
Cameron E. Smith, OD
University of Houston
Texas Alpha Mu – 1978
Dr. Cameron Smith attended the University of Houston where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he joined Moeller Electric Corporation, an international manufacturer of electric motor controls. During the next 20 years, Cameron rose from design engineer to regional Marketing Manager, designing complex control systems for use in power generating stations, wind generators, chemical plants, breweries, and food processing plants. During this same period, he continued to maintain an interest in biology and physiology and was drawn to vision because the physics of optics and electrical waves are quite similar. At the age 42, he left a successful career in engineering and began studies at the University of Houston College of Optometry where, not surprisingly, he was the oldest member of the Doctoral Class of 2000. In 2007, he moved from Houston to Mansfield and opened his own Texas State Optical practice. Cameron enjoys boating and jet skiing and relaxes by reading, usually with a cup of warm coffee. An avid history buff, Dr. Smith is recognized for his knowledge of the military aircraft of World Wars I and II.
Gregory E. Stein
City College of New York
New York Eta – 1970
Greg Stein graduated from the City College of New York. He taught in the N.Y.C. Public School System for 32 years and subsequently taught at Iowa State University. He was a Trustee of the Foundation for 24 years and is now a Trustee Emeritus. He served as Foundation President from 1987-1993. He was presented with the George V. Uihlein Award for “Singular Meritorious Service to the Foundation” and the Fraternity’s Distinguished Service Award. Now retired, Greg stays busy with civic volunteerism in his home borough of Queens. He also serves as copy editor of The Temple magazine.
Edward R. Solvibile
Pennsylvania Iota – 1963
Ed Solvibile (Temple University, ’63) is a former President both of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity and the Phi Kappa Theta Foundation, currently a trustee emeritus of the Foundation. Now retired, he holds the title of CEO Emeritus of Mercy Suburban Hospital. Ed is a member of Montgomery-Chester County Retired Healthcare Executives, La Salle College High School Alumni Association, and Temple University Alumni Association. He serves as board member for Mercy Suburban Hospital, La Salle College High School, Sacred Heart Villa, St. Joseph Villa, Montgomery County Parkside Retirement Center, and La Salle Academy. Ed resides in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and enjoys travelling.
His Eminence Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
Fairfield University, 'A
Connecticut Epsilon Kappa
Cardinal Donald Wuerl is the Archbishop of Washington and was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. He received graduate degrees from The Catholic University of America, the Gregorian University in Rome and a doctorate in theology from the University of Saint Thomas in Rome. He was ordained a bishop by Pope John Paul II on January 6, 1986, in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome. He served as Auxiliary Bishop in Seattle until 1987 and then as Bishop of Pittsburgh for 18 years until his appointment to Washington. His titular church in Rome is Saint Peter in Chains. He participated in the March 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis. He serves on numerous national and international bodies and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, chancellor of The Catholic University of America, chairman of the board of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Foundation and also of The Papal Foundation. He serves on a number of Vatican Congregations, Councils and Commissions including those for the Doctrine of the Faith and for Bishops. He has served as chairman of numerous committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal Wuerl is known for his teaching ministry and is involved in many education, health care and social service organizations. He is the author of numerous articles and over a dozen books, including the best-selling catechisms, The Teaching of Christ and The Catholic Way. Cardinal Wuerl was honored with the Man of Achievement Award in 1988 and serves on the Foundation board.
Anthony R. Zinnante
University of Houston
Texas Alpha Mu – 1962
Anthony Zinnante began college on a music scholarship after becoming a World Cup musician at age 19 and playing in an ensemble at Carnegie Hall. He went on to graduate with studies in electrical engineering and business administration from the University of Houston. For over 30 years, Anthony served in several leadership positions with the Moeller Electric Corporation. As past National President for the Fraternity, Anthony was instrumental in the 1985 summer relocation of the Fraternity’s headquarters from Worcester, Massachusetts to Indianapolis, Indiana to provide better accessibility to staff for our chapters, Board members and volunteers. Additionally, the strategic move allowed for staff to become part of a large and collaborative community with other fraternity and sorority organizations headquartered in Indiana. In 1992, Anthony was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award. In 2003, he was also recognized with the Man of Achievement Award. He currently serves as a trustee on the Foundation Board. Anthony resides in Arlington, TX.