Archon President

Brian M. Douglas (Tennessee Tech 1998)

Brother Douglas was elected Archon President by the 168th Ekklesia in Boston in August 2016. During his undergraduate years, Brian served as Chapter President and Recording Secretary. After graduation, he served Theta Tau at Tennessee Tech as Purple Legionnaire from 1999 to 2007, receiving the Durrance Award in 2004 as our most outstanding PL. Brian served as Chief of Section XVI from December 2005 to August 2010, receiving the Haynes Award in 2006 as the Fraternity’s most outstanding Section Chief. He was appointed by the Archons to the Section Chief Executive Committee in 2008 and chaired the committee from May 2009 to August 2010. Brian was elected Archon Councilor in 2010, at the 162nd Ekklesia in Phoenix, and Archon Secretary in 2012, at the 164th Ekklesia in New Orleans. From August 2014, Brian served on the Board of Chapter Advisors for the Delta Colony at Austin Peay State University and as Legate for the chartering of the Alpha Psi Chapter. Brian is the Director of Strategy with Bridgestone Americas’ commercial stores division and has held many leadership positions within the company since joining in 1999. He and his wife, Chandra, reside in Nashville, Tennessee and have two daughters and a son.

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Archon Vice President

Clark Robertson (Nebraska 1982)

Brother Robertson was elected Archon Vice President by the 168th Ekklesia in Boston in August 2016, having served as Archon Councilor since 2014. He has served Phi Gamma Delta as a Field Secretary, as Chairman of the BCA at Colorado School of Mines, and on the BCA and House Corporation at the University of Denver. From 2003 to 2008 he served the Fraternity in an appointed officer position as Director of Housing, and he represents the Fraternity on the board of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee. He is formerly Vice President of Business Development for CSX Corporation in Jacksonville, FL and a long time executive within the commercial real estate industry. His volunteer activities include service on the board of directors of Leadership Jacksonville, currently holding the position of President-Elect. Clark and his wife, Suzanne, live in Jacksonville, Florida, and have a son and a daughter. He is the son of Fiji sire R. Kenneth Robertson (Nebraska 1951), and his daughter is a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Archon Treasurer

Nicholas A. Loiacono (Illinois 1974)

Brother Loiacono was elected Archon Treasurer by the 168th Ekklesia in August 2016.  As an undergraduate, Nic served as the Chapter President and Treasurer of the Chi Iota Chapter. He has also served the Fraternity as a member of the house corporation at both the University of Illinois (1978-1980) and, recently, at the University of Kentucky. In addition, he has spent time as a member of the Board of Chapter Advisors in the early days of the Cal State-Northridge chapter and was part of the group of brothers who led the capital campaign resulting in the acquisition in 2015 of a permanent house for the Illinois chapter. From 2011 - 2016, Nic was a member of the Fraternity’s Financial Advisory Board. Following his graduation from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, he began a career in corporate finance for companies such as American Hospital Supply, Baxter Healthcare, and McKesson Corporation. Nic resides in Lexington, Kentucky. His daughter, Hannah, is a graduate of Colgate University where she became a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Archon Secretary

Kevin Mitchelson (Kansas 1979)

Brother Mitchelson was elected Archon Secretary by the 166th Ekklesia in Indianapolis in July 2014. From 2008 to 2014, he served as Phi Gamma Delta’s General Counsel, providing legal guidance to the Archons, staff, chapters, and graduate volunteers. He is a partner in the law firm of Wheeler & Mitchelson in Pittsburg, Kansas. As an undergraduate, Kevin was Historian and President of the Pi Deuteron Chapter. He served his chapter as house corporation treasurer from 1980 to 1996, and currently co-chairs a capital campaign for the house corporation. Kevin has been involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations and boards, with long involvement in the Boy Scouts. His wife, Frances, is a past national president of Phi Mu Sorority. His son, William, is an undergraduate brother at NYU. He is the son of Fiji sire Fred Mitchelson (Kansas 1944), and his brother, John, is a Kansas Fiji, class of 1980.

Archon Councilor

David Grady (Mississippi State 1982)

Brother Grady was elected Archon Councilor by the 166th Ekklesia in Indianapolis in July 2014. Brother Grady is the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Alabama. Prior to assuming that position in June 2015, he served for 23 years in a variety of student affairs roles at the University of Iowa, including Associate Vice President and Dean of Students from 2009 to 2015. David received a master’s in education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Texas. He has served Phi Gamma Delta as a Section Chief and has served as International President of Order of Omega Greek Honor Society since 2007. David’s wife, Marsha, is a past national president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. They reside in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and have a son and a daughter.

Archon Councilor

Jim Link (Ohio Wesleyan1982)

Brother Link was elected Archon Councilor by the 168th Ekklesia in August 2016. He is the founder of Idea-Link, Inc., an innovation consulting firm based in Minneapolis/St. Paul and is a nationally known author and speaker on innovation, marketing and creativity. During his undergraduate years, he served as Chapter President at Theta Deuteron Chapter at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was named a Section Finalist for the Wilkinson Award. After graduation, Jim served as Purple Legionnaire and BCA member for the Western Michigan Chapter. More recently, he led the development of Phi Gam’s “Building Courageous Leaders” initiative. He is active on numerous volunteer boards and committees, including those fighting childhood obesity and the stigma of depression. Jim and his wife, Janet, reside in Stillwater, Minnesota, and have two sons and a daughter. His is the brother of Dr. Jeffery Link (Ohio Wesleyan 1974).

Archon Councilor

Josh Holly (Tennessee 1997)

Brother Holly was elected Archon Councilor by the 168th Ekklesia in Boston in August 2016. He has served the Fraternity as a Field Secretary, as a board member of the National Capital Fijis Graduate Chapter, and from 2005 to 2016 in the appointed officer role of Public Relations Director, advising the Archons, staff and chapters on public and media relations. Josh is President and Founder of Holly Strategies, an independent public affairs firm in Washington, DC. He previously was a Principal at the Podesta Group and Communications Director for the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Josh and his wife, Kelly, live in Arlington, Virginia, and are the parents of two sons.

Archon Councilor

Conner Gregory (Vanderbilt 2018)

Brother Gregory was elected to a two-year term as Archon Councilor by the 168th Ekklesia in August 2016. He is majoring in Human Organizational Development with a minor in Corporate Strategy. Conner has served as Chapter President for the Gamma Chapter and attended the 2016 Fiji Academy, as well as the 2016 Archives Weekend. At the 168th Ekklesia Conner served as Corresponding Secretary on the Model Initiation team. Conner is an Eagle Scout and volunteers at Youth Encouragement Services in Nashville, TN.

Archon Councilor

Kolby Owens (Oregon State 2019)

Brother Owens was appointed to a two-year term by the Archons in August 2017. He is enrolled in the Honors College at Oregon State pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with a 3.99 cumulative GPA. Kolby has served the Kappa Omicron Chapter in significant leadership roles, including Scholarship Chairman and House Manager. He attended the inaugural Leadership Institute in June 2016 and the Fiji Academy in January 2017.  At the chapter installation at Boise State in April of this year, he served on the chartering team.