Archonate 2022-24

Archon President

Bill Hunnicutt (Texas Arlington 1981)

Brother Hunnicutt was elected Archon President by the 174th Ekklesia in Washington, DC, in August 2022. Previously, he was elected Archon Vice President by the 172nd Ekklesia, in August 2020, and Archon Councilor by the 170th Ekklesia in Dallas, in July 2018. Bill served the Fraternity as a Section Leader for eight years, first in North Carolina (2010-15) and then in Texas (2015-18). In 2015, he received the Haynes Award as Phi Gamma Delta’s most outstanding Section Leader. He was appointed to the Section Leader Executive Committee (SLEC) in 2014 and was chairman of the SLEC from 2016-18. Bill works in corporate logistics, having worked in sales and marketing within the polymers/plastic industry for more than 30 years. He has also been involved as a Scouting volunteer for over 20 years.

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Archon Vice President

Tim Kilduff (Kent State 1968)

Brother Kilduff was elected Archon Vice President by the 174th Ekklesia in Washington, DC, in August 2022, after being elected Archon Councilor by the 172nd Ekklesia in August 2020. Prior to his election, Tim served the Fraternity as a Section Leader for 10 years, also serving on the Section Leader Executive Committee. He was also a key member of the 2016 Boston Ekklesia Host Committee. Following his graduation from Kent State, he worked as the Fraternity’s Assistant Executive Secretary under Bill Zerman (Michigan 1949). Tim has 40+ years of experience in corporate affairs, organization management and internal/external communications with focuses on crisis communications, media and marketing. Tim is the founder of the 26.2 Foundation, which supports marathoning, and he has also served as the Boston Athletic Association Marathon Race Director. 

Archon Treasurer

Don Herman (Calgary 1984)

Brother Herman was elected Archon Treasurer by the 172nd Ekklesia in 2020. Prior to his election to the board, Don served on the Board of Directors of the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation of Canada since 2009 and as President from 2016-18. He has also served on the U.S. Foundation Board since 2012 and as a member of its Investment Committee. Professionally, Don is a portfolio manager at a leading investment firm. Don is involved in the Calgary community as a board member for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Society and with the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at the University of Alberta. He is also a 35-year veteran basketball official at the high school and collegiate levels.

Archon Secretary

Matthew Amend (Iowa 1987)

Brother Amend was elected Archon Secretary by the 174th Ekklesia in Washington, DC, in August 2022. Previously, he served eight years on the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation Board of Directors, most recently as serving as Chairman. Matt has also served the Fraternity in a variety of other roles including Field Secretary, Director of Redevelopment and Section Leader. He has a Bachelor’s degree in business from Iowa, as well as an MBA from Pepperdine University. Professionally, Matt has had a distinguished career in the oil and gas industry, having worked for BP Oil for 25 years, where he served in roles including as Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Corporate Planning. He is currently Director of Strategic Transaction and Transformation for Lyondell-Bassell Chemical, another Fortune Global 500 company. Matt’s dad, Ralph (1952), uncle, Richard (1955), and brothers, Steve (1977) and David (1981), are all members of the Mu Deuteron Chapter at Iowa. Matt and his wife, Renee, a proud member of Chi Omega, reside in Sugar Land, Texas.

Archon Councilor

James "J.C." Neilson (Akron 1991)

Brother Neilson was elected Archon Councilor by the 174th Ekklesia in Washington, DC, in August 2022, after being appointed Archon Councilor in July 2021. He has served Phi Gamma Delta as a Section Leader, member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and Field Secretary. Professionally, J.C. has more than 28 years of experience in human resources and human capital experience in a variety of industries. Today, he serves as the leader of Human Resources for CivicEye and is the Managing Partner, Owner and Founder of Driving People Operations (DPO), a boutique business coaching and human capital management (HCM) consulting firm. He is also passionate about serving his community, including as a board member of The Plus Collective, a giving program and foundation that awards grants to organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. He and his husband, Mike, live in Charlotte, where they cultivate partnerships with community allies.

Archon Councilor

Robert Siedell (Mississippi State 1974)

Brother Siedell was elected Archon Councilor by the 174th Ekklesia in Washington, DC, in August 2022. He has served the Fraternity as a Section Leader, House Corporation President and Co-Chair for his chapter’s house capital campaign. He has three degrees, including an MBA from Harvard University. Professionally, Robert had a long and successful career with American Express International, serving as President of Japan and Head of the Japan, Australia and New Zealand region before retirement. Outside of his career, he served in several board positions, most recently including board member and president of the Charleston Symphony and board member of Temple University, Japan. He also has three brothers, Lee (Louisiana State 1977), Ken (Southern Methodist 1981) and Tod (Mississippi State 1983), who are Phi Gams from three different chapters. He currently lives in South Carolina with his wife, Helen, who is a member of Delta Delta Delta. 

Archon Councilor

Jon Yates (Texas A&M 1991)

Brother Yates was appointed Archon Councilor by the 174th Ekklesia in Washington, DC, in August 2022. He has served the Alpha Mu Chapter at Texas A&M as House Corporation President for 20 years, and he has served in several roles on the Chapter’s BCA. Most recently, he served the Fraternity on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Professionally, Jon has had a long career with the Boy Scouts of America and has served as the CEO of the Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts in Austin, Texas for the past 11 years. He is also heavily involved with the Rotary Club of Austin in addition to his Church. He and his wife, Shelly, live in Round Rock, Texas.

Archon Councilor

J.T. Stoll (Western Kentucky 2023)

Brother Stoll was appointed as an Archon Councilor by the Archons in August 2021. J.T. currently serves the Chi Eta Chapter as Chapter President, having previously served the Chapter as Chapter Historian, Cups and Awards Chairman and Co-Recruitment Chairmen. He attended the 172nd Ekklesia in 2020, and he is a member of Order of Omega at Western Kentucky University. J.T. is pursuing a degree in accounting and sociology with a minor in criminology.

Archon Councilor

Zach Berard (Kansas 2024)

Brother Berard was elected Archon Councilor by the 174th Ekklesia in Washington, DC, in 2022. Currently, he is the Chapter President of the Chi Deuteron Chapter at Kansas State, where he studies computer science. He has also served his chapter as Scholarship Chairman and has attended two Fiji Academies. Outside of his chapter, Zach is a member of the rugby team, Dean’s List, the University Honors Program and the Computer Science Scholars Program. He also serves as vice president of the chess club and programming chairman of the K-State motorsports team.