The role of the professional staff is to serve members directly. They are here to answer questions ranging from donations to chapter support. Please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions!

 
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Executive Vice President

Robert W. Riggs, CAE
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New York Sigma – 2002
317-536-4747
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The National President, with the approval of the Board of Trustees shall appoint a professional Fraternity administrator under the title of Executive Vice President and may invest him with any or all authority and duties consistent with this Constitution. The Executive Vice President will be charged with the execution of the policy of the Convention and the Board of Trustees, responsibility of the general administration of the Fraternity, visitation of its chapters and preparation for the Board of Trustees such reports and recommendations as it may solicit. He shall advise the Board, but will not be a voting member of the Board.

  • Chief Staff Officer of the Fraternity
  • Manages Phi Kappa Theta’s Strategic Plan
  • Manages Phi Kappa Theta's Operational Plan
  • Leads the (iServe) Network Professionals and Volunteers
  • Manages all risk management related issues

Robert graduated cum laude in 2002 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering Science. He was initiated into the New York Sigma Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity in the spring of 1999.

Robert joined the professional staff in 2002 and has served as a Leadership Consultant, Director of Chapter Development, and Executive Director before becoming the Executive Vice President in 2007.

Robert lives in Zionsville, Indiana, with his wife, Katie, daughter, Francesca and son, Myles. In his free time he serves in various volunteer opportunities with the Indiana Society of Association Executives, Junior Chamber International Indianapolis Foundation and his Home Owners Association.

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Director of Member Experience

Isaiah Adona
Washington State University
Washington Alpha Delta – 2012
317-727-3816
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Isaiah supports Phi Kappa Theta’s strategies in advancing active collegiate and alumni engagement with the Fraternity.

As Director of Member Experience, Isaiah does the following:

  • Develops Lifelong Member Experience Programs
  • Designs and Maintains Online Learning Community
  • Directs and Produces Storytelling Initiatives

Previously, he assisted in recolonization efforts at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, IA as Chapter Development Coordinator. He was also the Fraternity House Director for San Diego State's Phi Iota chapter.

As an undergraduate he was the western province representative and vice-chair for the undergraduate advisory committee serving on the board of trustees from 2011 to 2013.

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Director of Development

Ben DeLost, CFRE
Eastern Illinois University
Illinois Alpha Omega – 2010
317-767-1133
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  • Leads Annual Fund
  • Leads Designated Fund Campaigns
  • Serves Board in Stewardship Efforts
  • Serves the GOLD Council
  • Serves Key Servant Leaders and Alumni Associations
  • Sources Leads Revenue Opportunities (partners/vendors/grants)

Ben DeLost was initiated into Phi Kappa Theta while attending Eastern Illinois University in the fall of 2005 were he served as Chapter President. Since 2005 he has served in a number of National roles such as the Great Lakes Province Representative to the UGAC, UGAC Vice Chairman, National Board of Trustees, as well as representing Phi Kappa Theta with the North American Interfraternity Conferences Congressional Hill Visits. Ben has used his experience in sales and management most recently as an independent sales contractor for Stephen Gould Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri. Beyond that, Ben is an avid Oregon Duck fan and a St. Louis Cardinals enthusiast.

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Director of Finance and Operations

Sarah Everhart
Indiana Wesleyan University – 2005
317-536-4746
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  • Directly manages Phi Kappa Theta’s finances
  • Manages all collegiate and alumni invoicing
  • Manages Fraternity Conference Logistics
  • Manages all membership reporting issues

Sarah graduated in August 2005 from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. She also spent three years studying accounting at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. Sarah enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, playing and coaching volleyball, and softball. Sarah joined the Fraternity staff in June 2007.

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Director of Brand Management

Keith Harshbarger
Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis
National at Large – 2006
317-536-4750
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Leads Phi Kappa Theta in the development, implementation and maintenance, of brand strategy, positioning, messaging, marketing planning, and business results for the Organization. Directs all communication efforts to ensure Phi Kappa Theta’s stakeholders are informed of Phi Kappa Theta’s initiatives, programs and activities to inspire engagement with the Fraternity.

  • Ensure Mission/Brand Alignment
    1. Print, digital and online communications
    2. Events, Programs, Conferences and Online Communities
    3. Approve Licensed Vendor/Sponsor Developed Designs
  • Leads the Delivery of Content to Targeted Audiences
    1. Print, digital and online communications
    2. Events, Programs, Conferences and Online Communities
  • Content Management
    1. Maintain membership profiles in Association Management Software
    2. Internal Historian

Keith graduated in May of 2006 from IUPUI (Indiana University & Purdue University of Indianapolis) with a B.S. in Communications and Minor in Film. He joined Fraternity staff in March 2007.

Keith is first and foremost an artist. He enjoys drawing and desig n. Having him join Phi Kappa Theta for Brand Management helps to engage people in a more creative way. Keith enjoys movies, music, making short films, spending time with his wife, Meredith, daughter, Paisley, friends and spending time as a volunteer for his Church’s student ministry.

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Director of Chapter Operations

Johnny Hohenstein
Belmont Abbey College
North Carolina Alpha Rho – 2012
317-473-9263
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Johnny is a 2012 graduate of Belmont Abbey College, where he was initiated into Phi Kappa Theta in the Spring of 2009. He later served as President of the NC Alpha Rho Chapter. He has a Masters Degree in Higher Education from Northeastern University, and has spent over five years in Student Affairs in North Carolina and Alabama.

Johnny has experience in corporate hospitality management, has previously served as facilitator for regional conferences and currently chairs the marketing committee for a non-profit community theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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summer Intern

Jared Grieve
Term: 2017-2019
Kansas State University
Kansas Iota – 2019
317-536-4749
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Jared is currently serving as our Summer Intern with the Phi Kappa Theta Executive Office. He serves Phi Kappa Theta in the development and implementation of strategies and tactics focused on achieving Organizational Goals.

Those goals include:

  • Providing support in the execution of initiatives with the Fraternity’s Goals.
  • Providing support in the execution of Impact2018.
  • Providing support in following strategic initiatives of Phi Kappa Theta Foundation.

Jared Grieve is an undergraduate student at Kansas State University. Brother Grieve is also the Chapter President for Phi Kappa Theta’s Kansas Iota Chapter at Kansas State.

He grew up in Paola, Kansas, and graduated from Paola High School in 2015. Brother Grieve is currently a junior at Kansas State University, studying business management.

He serves as Chairman of the Undergraduate Advisory Council for Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, representing the Midwestern Province, which includes chapters in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Through this position, he also serves on Phi Kappa Theta’s Board of Trustees.

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