Visit IHQ

The International Headquarters building is located at 1201 Red Mile Road, Lexington, Kentucky. The office is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm ET. Brothers, new members and family members are encouraged to visit the International Headquarters whenever visiting the area. (Note: The International Headquarters is currently closed to guests due to the pandemic.)

The office building houses approximately 25 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 
Services
 Noah Reetz

Noah 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. He 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

 

Senior Director
of Education

 Lauren Tanner-Leif

Lauren manages the Fraternity’s undergraduate educational activities and related initiatives. This includes health and safety education, leadership education and development, new member 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, New Member Educators

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Senior Director
of Graduate 
Engagement
 Dio Protopapadakis
(Appalachian State 2017)

Dio manages the Fraternity's graduate dues program, assists graduate chapters, supports undergraduate chapters with their graduate relations and leads graduate engagement efforts. He is the point of contact for chapters seeking Pig Dinner speakers from the International Fraternity, and he provides support to graduate volunteers.

This position also shares time (up to 50% on a fluctuating basis) with the Educational Foundation.

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 Chapter
Services - West
 Emily Sledd

Emily is the primary point of contact for undergraduate chapters and colonies in the Great Plains, Southwest and West Regions. She handles undergraduate affairs, such as reports, correspondence and transition of chapter officers and monitors and analyzes chapter performance metrics. Additionally, Emily 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

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Fraternity Growth
 Tyler Fisk
(Wayne State 2020)

Tyler is charged with seeking 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 resources and related educational programs.

Key Officers: Recruitment Chairman

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Membership & 
Operations
 Amy Watson

Amy manages all new member processing and initiation reporting and fees in our membership records. She handles all chapter billing and account receivables as well as undergraduate payment plans. She 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 Road.

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

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Director of
Undergraduate
Member Experience
 Abby McCollom

Abby is primarily responsible for the development and execution of the Fraternity’s DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging) initiatives and mental health programs. She assists in the management of the Fraternity’s educational activities and goals. Additionally, Abby manages and plans The Leadership Institute.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet, New Member Educator, DEIB Chairman, Mental Health Chairman

Contact: Phone: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Assistant Director
of Education

 Andrew Depew
(Kentucky 2010)

Andrew assists in the management of the Fraternity’s educational activities and related initiatives. He is primarily responsible for the development and execution of the Fraternity’s online learning programs and provides support for the Fraternity’s health & safety programs, which includes Alcohol Skills Training Program, Social Strengths Workshop and GreekLifeEdu. He also provides administrative support for the Fraternity’s Learning Management Software.

Key Officers: President, New Member 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 processes all new member registrations. She provides support to various staff members by utilizing membership data to create reports, documents and certificates, and she provides phone, mail and shipping assistance. She also assists brothers by processing orders through the online Chapter Store and orders membership items for newly initiated brothers.

Key Officers: President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 

Receptionist

 Tina Ritchie

Tina greets visitors and handles phone calls to the International Headquarters. She processes mail and oversees mail room operations, including shipping supplies and reports. Additionally, Tina assists staff with a variety of administrative duties.

Key Officers: Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary

Contact: 859-255-1848 | Email

 
     

Field Secretaries


212th Field Secretary
 Graham Hess
(Akron 2021)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Graham will be visiting chapters and colonies in the Northeast Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Graham.

 

214th Field Secretary
 Jackson Daugharty
(Idaho 2020)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Jackson will be visiting chapters and colonies in the Southwest Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Jackson.

 

215th Field Secretary
 Jeff Stinson
(Western Michigan 2020)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Jeff will be visiting chapters and colonies in the Midwest Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Jeff.

 

216th Field Secretary
 Collin Clifford
(Sam Houston 2021)

During the 2021-22 academic year, Collin will be visiting chapters and colonies in the Southeast Region to observe, counsel and serve as a liaison between undergraduates and the International Headquarters.

Key Officers: Entire Cabinet

Contact: Email

Learn more about Collin.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Senior Director
of Graduate 
Engagement
 Dio Protopapadakis
(Appalachian State 2017)

Dio manages the Fraternity's graduate dues program, assists graduate chapters, supports undergraduate chapters with their graduate relations and leads graduate engagement efforts. He is the point of contact for chapters seeking Pig Dinner speakers from the International Fraternity, and he provides support to graduate volunteers. Dio also oversees graduate recognition efforts.

This position shares time (up to 50% on a fluctuating basis) with the Educational Foundation, with a focus on building relationships with current and potential donors, donor stewardship and assisting with direct fundraising.

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

 

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Staff Openings

Coordinator of Communications

The Coordinator of Communications provides important support functions for Phi Gamma Delta, a men’s social fraternity headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. This employee is primarily responsible for coordinating and executing the Fraternity’s digital communications. This includes social media management, website editing, HTML email creation, graphic design and video production. 

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required in communications or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in communications, marketing, design or another related field
  • Must be able to think creatively and critically and balance multiple projects from different groups
  • Strong writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Must have an eye for layout and design and a strong attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop (PremierPro and other Adobe Creative Suite applications preferred)
  • Experience creating and editing HTML formatted emails and website content (Blackbaud NetCommunity experience is a plus)
  • Understands HTML code or willing to learn
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Willing and able to learn the Fraternity’s database software (Raiser’s Edge)

 Key Responsibilities

The core responsibilities for this position are outlined below and may change from time to time in accordance with Phi Gamma Delta’s needs. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. 

Social Media:

Manage the Fraternity’s activity and presence on social media. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the Fraternity’s social media platforms. This includes but is not limited to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube and Hootsuite.
  • Create and coordinate day-to-day content across multiple social media platforms.
  • Review private messages and visitor comments, posts, tagged photos, etc.
  • Oversee social media at Fraternity events (minimal travel is required).

Digital Communications:

  • Oversee the Fraternity’s website by performing updates as needed and directed.
  • Create and distribute the Fraternity’s HTML formatted email communications.
  • Update and design digital resources as needed and directed.
  • Assist in planning and executing digital integrated communication campaigns.
  • Assist with photo editing, graphic design, and video editing as needed and directed.

Other Communications:

  • Ensure proper use of Fraternity branding.
  • Assist with writing, editing and designing other publications (brochures, workbooks, books, manuals, etc.).
  • Prepare for Fraternity events and provide onsite support. This includes but is not limited to creating and designing event materials (workbooks, signs, PowerPoint templates), overseeing onsite social media, working with the onsite photographer and assisting with the onsite registration processes
    (minimal travel required).

 To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Erica Carlson, Director or Communications. A list of relevant coursework and a portfolio may also be submitted, but they are not necessary. 

Click on the link below to download the full job description:

Coordinator of Communications

 

Director of Chapter Services - East

The Director of Chapter Services - East (DOCSE) manages the support, resources and services provided to chapters in the east regions. The DOCSE is responsible for supporting the Field Secretary program and functions as a primary International Headquarters contact for undergraduate chapters, graduate advisors and campus-based Greek life professionals regarding undergraduate chapters. The DOCSE helps conduct investigations into violations of Fraternity laws and policies and is primarily responsible for monitoring compliance with Fraternity sanctions for undergraduate chapters in the east regions. This position also supports provisional chapter development into the chartering process and coordinating the chartering of new chapters. 

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; two years of professional work experience preferred
  • Member of Phi Gamma Delta strongly preferred
  • Experience managing others
  • Able to analyze and evaluate chapter needs; design, develop, implement and respond in a way that generates positive change and growth
  • Must possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter; highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capability to learn the Fraternity’s database software (Raiser’s Edge)

 Key Responsibilities

The core responsibilities for this position are outlined below and may change from time to time in accordance with Phi Gamma Delta’s needs. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. 

Chapter Consulting:

  • Assess, define and implement strategies to support the development of chapters.
  • Stay in regular contact with chapter advisors and fraternity & sorority life advisors.
  • Be a primary contact at the International Headquarters for undergraduate chapter concerns.
  • Develop and provide relevant, useful, and up to date resources for chapters.
  • Maintain a portfolio of chapters needing specialized support.
  • Conduct chapter visits when appropriate.
  • Assist with conduct investigations, related coordination with university partners, and monitor compliance with Fraternity-imposed sanctions.
  • Track and analyze Chapter Performance Indicators and Chapter Minimum Standards data.
  • Coordinate and manage all questions regarding Ritual best practices and process Ritual equipment orders.
  • Be the primary contact for questions regarding the Constitution or Bylaws of the Fraternity.

Field Secretary Program:

  • Supervise at least three Field Secretaries.
  • Actively support the Field Secretaries to assist chapters within the East regions.
  • Manage, update, and facilitate the Field Secretary report system.
  • Work with the Director of Chapter Services - West to recruit and train Field Secretaries.

Charterings:

  • Coordinate with staff and volunteers to prepare chartering materials prior to the chartering weekend.
  • Coordinate with the new chapter to plan the chartering activities and logistics on campus.
  • Coordinate with the Executive Director and Ritualist to determine chapter designation, initiation requirements and logistics, Legate, certificates of appreciation, etc.

Miscellaneous:

  • Present programming materials for various Phi Gamma Delta events.
  • Coordinate chapter visits and Initiations conducted at the International Headquarters.
  • Assist the Curator of Archives with planning Archives Weekend.
  • Attend various interfraternity events.
  • Travel 25 – 30% of the year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Noah Reetz, Senior Director or Chapter Services. 

Click on the link below to download the full job description:

Director of Chapter Services - East

 

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 email your completed applications to Noah Reetz, Senior Director of Chapter Services. Alternatively, you may send a hard copy of your application to: The International Headquarters of Phi Gamma Delta, 1201 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY 40504.

If you have any questions, please email Noah or call 859-255-1848.

 

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