Visit IHQ

The International Headquarters building is located at 1201 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY. Brothers, pledges and family members are encouraged to visit the International Headquarters whenever visiting the area. The office is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

The office building houses approximately 30 staff members of the Fraternity and Educational Foundation, the Phi Gamma Delta museum and library and a three-bedroom, Field Secretary apartment.

Museum & Library

Phi Gamma Delta maintains a museum and library at its Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. The museum, which was completely remodeled in 2018, and library features:

  • Portrait of United States President Calvin Coolidge
  • Artifacts related to the Fraternity's founding in 1848
  • Historic badges
  • Pictures, books and artifacts from famous Fijis
  • Awards and trophies
  • Interactive, touch table chapter map
  • Every edition of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine

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Staff Directory

International Headquarters Staff

DOEd Rob Caudill
Executive
Director
 Rob Caudill
(Akron 2004)

Rob is responsible for the overall Fraternity Headquarters operation. He works with legal matters, liability insurance coverage, public relations, and interfraternal matters. He works most closely with the Archons and Appointed General Officers and is the point of contact for chapters seeking Pig Dinner speakers from the International Fraternity. Rob is also the primary contact at the Headquarters for any chapter emergencies that arise.

Key Officers: President 

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
IHQ_Todd Rotgers
Assistant Executive
Director
 Todd Rotgers
(Minnesota 2011)

Todd provides leadership to the undergraduate services team, overseeing all activities related to the support and educational offerings to existing chapters and expansion to new campuses. Todd has primary responsibility for chapter conduct issues, leads the Fraternity’s hazing prevention efforts and oversees chapter advisor support and training. He serves as the primary point of contact for interfraternal single-campus issues and IFC-related initiatives. Todd also manages and plans the Ekklesia and Fiji Academy.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet, Purple Legionnaire, BCA 

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
Will Shier
Chief Financial
Officer
 Will Shier
(DePauw 1988)

Will oversees all financial operations of the International Headquarters and Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation. He also directs the accounting staff in their preparation of the Fraternity's budget and monthly financial reports. He processes all AAA Scholarship applications, in addition to restricted and chapter payments.

Additionally, Will serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the Foundation.

Key Officers: Treasurer

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Senior Director of
Chapter Support
 Helen Lahrman

Helen leads all activities related to the support, resources and services provided to undergraduate chapters and colonies, working closely with chapter advisors and campus partners to develop enhancement plans for under-performing chapters. Helen also has primary responsibility for coordinating The Summit and the alcohol-free housing exemption process.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet, Purple Legionnaire, BCA

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Chapter
Development
 Joe Roth
(Akron 2019)

Joe oversees the Fraternity’s Delta Colonies and manages their development. He designs and implements strategic initiatives, writes resources and manuals for colonies, and works with the Purple Legionnaires and Board of Colony Advisors.

Key Officers: All Colony Members

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Chapter
Services
 Bryan Hartzell
(Western Kentucky 2014)

Bryan is the primary point of contact for undergraduate chapter concerns. He handles undergraduate affairs, such as reports, correspondence and transition of chapter officers. He supervises the Field Secretary program, maintains recruitment referrals, is responsible for scheduling Headquarters visits and initiation reservations. Additionally, he works closely with Purple Legionnaires and Board of Chapter Advisors.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of 
Communications
 Erica Carlson

Erica is responsible for the production and design of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine and “The Friday Letter” monthly eNewsletter. She manages the Fraternity's website and social media accounts, and she develops new methods of communication and marketing for the Fraternity. She also directs IHQ’s Graduate Communication Services program.

Key Officers: Corresponding Secretary, Historian, House Corp President & Treasurer 

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Education
 Lauren Leif

Lauren manages the Fraternity’s undergraduate educational activities and related initiatives. This includes health and safety education, leadership education and development, pledge education programming and monitoring, online learning development, philanthropy, service, and scholarship. Lauren also manages and plans the Leadership Institute.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet, Scholarship Chairman, Pledge Educators

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Expansion
 Jake Lueck
(Kansas 2017)

Jake is charged with searching out opportunities for the Fraternity to establish new or re-establish dormant chapters across North America. He manages all expansion projects so that our colonies are started with our high standards of membership and prepared to be successful long-term chapters. He also manages the Fraternity’s recruitment resourced and related educational programs.

Key Officers: Recruitment Chairmen

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Graduate 
Engagement

 Dio Protopapadakis
(Appalachian State 2017)

Dio manages the Fraternity's graduate dues program, leads our graduate engagement and recognition efforts, assists graduate chapters, and supports undergraduate chapters with their graduate relations. Dio is the point of contact for chapters seeking Pig Dinner speakers from the International Fraternity. He also provides support to graduate volunteers, including Section Chiefs, Purple Legionnaires, BCA members and House Corporation members.

Key Officers: Section Chief, Purple Legionnaire, BCA Members, House Corporations, Graduate Chapter Officers, Corresponding Secretary, Graduate Relations Chairman, Pig Dinner Chairman

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Membership & 
Operations
 Amy Watson

Amy manages all pledge processing and initiation reporting and fees in our membership records. She ensures brothers receive their membership items in a timely manner, by handling all chapter billing and account receivables as well as undergraduate payment plans. Amy also maintains employee files and oversees benefit administration. Additionally, she is the key contact for various vendors in the upkeep of the facility at 1201 Red Mile Rd.

Key Officers: President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Coordinator of 
Communications

 Paige Prylinski

Paige is primarily responsible for the Fraternity’s Graduate Communication Services program and social media accounts. She also assists with website design, design, event registrations and other print and digital communications.

Key Officers: President, Corresponding Secretary

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Coordinator of 
Education Programs
& Online Learning
 Andrew Depew
(Kentucky 2010)

Andrew coordinates the logistics for the Fraternity’s health & safety programs, which include Alcohol Skills Training Program, Social Strengths Workshop, Testing Points Workshop and GreekLifeEdu. He also provides administrative support for the Fraternity’s Learning Management Software.

Key Officers: President, Pledge Educator

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Senior Executive
Assistant

 Taren Robin

Taren communicates with the Archons, general officers, Financial Advisory Board members and Section Chiefs, in addition to handling clerical duties for directors and other fraternity staff. She updates address changes, Chapter Officers and academic grades, and maintains the Minimum Standards statistics. In addition to her administrative duties, she prepares Fiji Sire & Son certificates and Silver, Gold and Diamond Owl certificates upon request. She also posts Pig Dinner information on the Phi Gam website.

Key Officers: Corresponding Secretary

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Administrative
Assistant

 Mahogany Dobbins

Mahogany assists with pledge processing and initiation reporting and fees and helps maintain the accuracy of our membership records. She provides support to various staff members by utilizing membership data to create reports, documents and certificates, as well as providing phone, mail and shipping assistance. She also assists brothers by processing orders through the online Chapter Store.

Key Officers: President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Receptionist
 Kitty Brown

Kitty is the voice of Phi Gamma Delta, welcoming all visitors and handling all phone calls to the Headquarters. She also processes mail and all outgoing packages and produces membership certificates.

Key Officers: Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
   

Field Secretaries


204th Field Secretary
 Eli Ussery
(Alabama Birmingham 2018)

During the 2020-21 academic year, Eli will be visiting chapters to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between the chapters and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Eli.

 

207th Field Secretary
 Robbie Guilford
(Arizona 2017)

During the 2020-21 academic year, Robbie will be visiting chapters to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Robbie.

 

209th Field Secretary
 Logan McLendon
(Alabama Birmingham 2020)

During the 2020-21 academic year, Logan will be visiting chapters to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Logan.

 

210th Field Secretary
 Tyler Fisk
(Wayne State 2020)

During the 2020-21 academic year, Tyler will be visiting chapters to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Tyler.

 

211th Field Secretary
 Jarrett Keyton
(Mississippi State 2020)

During the 2020-21 academic year, Jarrett will be visiting chapters to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Jarrett.

 

212th Field Secretary
 Logan Pieske
(Missouri State 2020)

During the 2020-21 academic year, Logan will be visiting chapters to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Logan.

 

Educational Foundation Staff

Foundation Executive Director Ben Robinson
Executive Director

 Ben Robinson
(Hampden-Sydney 1986)

Ben is the Executive Director of the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation and The Phi Gamma Delta Foundation of Canada. Ben’s responsibilities include the day-to-day management of both foundations, directing all fundraising and development, and traveling to visit with brothers.

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
Will Shier
Chief Financial Officer

 Will Shier
(DePauw 1988)

Will oversees all financial operations of the International Headquarters and Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation. He also directs the accounting staff in their preparation of the Fraternity's budget and monthly financial reports. He processes all AAA Scholarship applications, in addition to restricted and chapter payments.

Additionally, Will serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the Foundation.

Key Officers: Treasurer

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of Development
& Stewardship
 Duke Murphy
(Coastal Carolina 2011)

Duke is responsible for promoting the Foundation's story and donor engagement through social media and outreach. He assists with the donor process, records gifts and manages donor information. He also supports the Executive Director with managing the chapter scholarship funds (restricted).

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

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Staff Openings

Field Secretary Program

The Field Secretary program was created by the 64th Ekklesia in 1912 to provide a yearly assessment of chapters, as well as a resource and conduit by which to share ideas. Phi Gamma Delta's Field Secretaries serve as consultants to the undergraduate chapters, the Purple Legionnaires, and Boards of Chapter Advisors. They make a multiple-day visit to each chapter at minimum once a year to advise on all phases of chapter operations; to present programs on leadership, alcohol education, and academic improvement; to meet with college/university staff, and to work together with involved graduate brothers.

The ideal Field Secretary is a man who is confident and selfless. He is professional, thoughtful, persistent, and dedicated. He has high expectations for himself and of his brothers. He has been steadfast as an impactful leader, insistent on pursuing excellence during his time as an undergraduate, and is passionate about the Fraternity. Above all, he sets an example by exhibiting our core values, and challenges himself and others to continually do so.

 Selection Process

The Fraternity is looking year-round for new men who match the above description to accept a two-year appointment as a Field Secretary. If you have a deep seated love of the Fraternity, a willingness to travel, an outgoing personality, and a desire to further improve Phi Gamma Delta, apply to become a Field Secretary and help brothers maximize their fraternal experience.

Being a chapter president or a chapter officer is not a requirement; all leadership experience is desirable. Applications, available below, are reviewed by the Directors on staff and qualified applicants travel to Lexington for a comprehensive interview at Headquarters. Brothers should submit applications by November 1 for fall interviews, and December 31 for spring interviews (not guaranteed, conducted on an as needed basis), with employment to begin the 1st of the following June.

 Training

New Field Secretaries typically arrive in Lexington this first weekend in June to begin three months of summer training. This intensive education period is highlighted by leadership training, practice in and development of professional skills such as public speaking, comprehensive coverage of all chapter/colony concerns, and preparation for life on the road.

 Expectations

The single most important expectation of a Field Secretary is a commitment to the values and beliefs of Phi Gamma Delta. Field Secretaries must challenge the process when actions are inconsistent with values. They are positive role models who inspire a shared vision of what the fraternal experience is all about. A Field Secretary also encourages the heart, helping brothers to understand the true meaning of fraternity and the genius of Phi Gamma Delta.

In return, a brother who dedicates two years of service to the Fraternity will gain countless skills which will be invaluable in his future career. Field Secretaries often affirm that the challenges they met on the road were the best preparation they received for day-to-day practice in the workplace. Finally, he can expect two of the most fun and exciting years of his life. He will travel over half of North America and have opportunities others only dream of experiencing.

 Application Process

If you are a graduating senior and interested in serving the Fraternity as a Field Secretary, simply download the Field Secretary application and send it to Bryan Hartzell, Director of Chapter Services, at International Headquarters. If you have any questions, please email Bryan or call him at (859) 255-1848. Please email your completed applications to Bryan, or alternatively send your hard copy application to:

Phi Gamma Delta Headquarters

1201 Red Mile Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504

 

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