Archon President

Nic Loiacono (Illinois 1974)

Brother Loiacono was elected Archon President by the 172nd Ekklesia in August 2020. He was first elected to the Archonate as Treasurer at the 168th Ekklesia in 2016, and he served for four years in that role. As an undergraduate, Nic served as President and Treasurer of the Chi Iota Chapter. As a graduate brother, he served on the house corporation of his chapter at Illinois as well as the chapter at University of Kentucky. Additionally, he has spent time as a member of the Board of Chapter Advisors in the early days of the California State Northridge Chapter and was part of the group of brothers who led the capital campaign, which resulted in the acquisition in 2015 of a permanent house for the Illinois Chapter. Prior to his election to the Archonate, Nic served the International Fraternity on its Financial Advisory Board. Nic has had a successful lifelong career in corporate finance.

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Archon Vice President

Bill Hunnicutt (Texas Arlington 1981)

Brother Hunnicutt was elected Archon Vice President by the 172nd Ekklesia in August 2020, after being elected Archon Councilor by the 170th Ekklesia in Dallas in July 2018. Bill served the Fraternity as a Section Chief 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 Chief. He was appointed to the Section Chief Executive Committee in 2014 and was chairman of the SCEC from 2016-18. Bill now 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.

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

Ed Gabe (Hanover 1990)

Brother Gabe was elected Archon Secretary by the 172nd Ekklesia in August 2020 after first being elected Archon Councilor by the 170th Ekklesia in 2018. Ed also served the Fraternity as Ritualist from 2004-17. His other volunteer roles for the Fraternity have included Purple Legionnaire, Section Chief and Board of Chapter Advisors. Upon his graduation in 1990, he served on the headquarters staff as a Field Secretary and subsequently as Director of Redevelopment, Director of Chapter Services and Director of Communications & Editor. Professionally, Ed is a commercial photographer. Ed and his wife are involved extensively in mission trips with Crossroads Christian Church.

Archon Councilor

Tom Waldon (Iowa State 1979)

Brother Waldon was elected Archon Councilor by the 170th Ekklesia in Dallas in July 2018. As an undergraduate, Tom served as President of the Alpha Iota Chapter and competed on the Iowa State wrestling team, earning Big Eight Conference and All-American honors. As a graduate, he has served on the Board of Chapter Advisors and as a Pig Dinner speaker at Iowa State. Professionally, Tom has had a long and successful career, leading large, complex manufacturing operations. As a volunteer, he has been involved with the Boy Scouts and as a mentor. 

Archon Councilor

Tim Kilduff (Kent State 1968)

Brother Kilduff was elected Archon Councilor by the 172nd Ekklesia in 2020. Prior to his election, Tim served the Fraternity as a Section Chief for 10 years, also serving on the Section Chief 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 Councilor

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

Brother Neilson was appointed Archon Councilor in July 2021. He has served Phi Gamma Delta as a Section Chief, member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and Field Secretary. Professionally, J.C. has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and human capital experience in a variety of industries. Today, he serves as 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 while also cultivating partnerships with community allies.

Archon Councilor

Davis Hardell (Georgia 2021)

Brother Hardell was appointed as an Archon Councilor by the Archons in August 2019. Davis currently serves the Kappa Deuteron Chapter as its President, having previously served as Corresponding Secretary, Service Chairman and Pig Dinner planner. He has attended the 170th Ekklesia and 2019 Fiji Academy. Davis is pursuing degrees in biology and psychology at the University of Georgia and plans to attend medical school upon graduation. Davis also serves on the Honors Program Student Council and Interfraternity Council, and he tutors local elementary-aged children weekly in reading and math. Phi Gamma Delta plays an important role in Davis’s family as he is the son of proud Fiji sire Robert T. Hardell, Sr. (Georgia 1986), grandsire of William R. Hardell, Sr. (Case Western 1951) and brother of Robert T. Hardell, Jr. (Georgia 2018).

Archon Councilor

Jack Foley (Ohio Wesleyan 2022)

Brother Foley was elected Archon Councilor by the 172nd Ekklesia in 2020. Jack currently is Corresponding Secretary of the Theta Deuteron Chapter and a two-term IFC officer. He has been involved in several on-campus organizations including the Economics Management Fellows Scholar and Lathan Entrepreneurial Scholar programs. A true entrepreneur, he is the founder of two businesses. Jack is studying business administration and communications.