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Headquarters Staff

This list includes all paid, professional positions held by brothers in the Headquarters office.

The first paid officers were the Archon Secretary and the Editor of The Phi Gamma Delta magazine, although these were part-time positions only. Occasionally other brothers might "clerk" for short-term projects like catalog compilation.

The full-time professional staff began in 1913 with the first Field Secretary, who worked out of the Archon Secretary's office when not traveling. Next came the Executive Secretary. The first, James A. Farrell, occupied the position for one year. Following his resignation, the 1921 Birmingham Ekklesia abolished the office.

The following year, the Archon Secretary brought Editor Cecil J. Wilkinson to Washington as headquarters office manager. The Colorado Springs Ekklesia in June, 1926 revived the office of Executive Secretary. Wilkinson served in that capacity for over thirty years.

In 1948, J. Earle Dunford, Jr. (Richmond 1947) was hired as Assistant Executive Secretary. His successor was James F. Hudson (Missouri 1946). Hudson later became Editor, a position previously occupied by the Executive Secretary. The Executive Director resumed the Editor role starting in 1968.

In 1976 the Assistant Executive role spun off the Director of Chapter Services. The following year the Assistant Executive disappeared, replaced by a Director of Programs. Then came the Director of Business Affairs (known as the "DOBA") from 1987 to 1996, when it evolved into a new Assistant Executive Director.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, directors became more specialized and short-lived to respond to needs, budgetary limits, and field of qualified candidates. Examples include Graduate Services (eventually transferred to the Educational Foundation), Redevelopment, Recruitment, Expansion, Alcohol Education, and Communications (also the Editor). Note: Directors of Redevelopment are listed on the Field Secretary list, as they were usually second-year field men.

Letters following the names indicate other offices held:
President, Vice President, TreasurerSecretary, Councilor, General Appointed Officer, NIC Officer, Editor, Headquarters Staff, Field Secretary.

Durrance AwardCoulter CupHaynes Award and Wilkinson Award recipients are also noted.

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Executive Secretary/Director
1920-1921 - James A. Farrell (City College 1907) - FS
1922-1959 - Cecil J. Wilkinson (Ohio Wesleyan 1917) - Ed., NIC
1959-1986 - William S. Zerman (Michigan 1949) - Ed., G, FS
1986-1999 - William A. Martin III (Mississippi State 1975) - Ed., HS, FS
1999-2003 - Robert E. Baney (Pennsylvania State 1984) - Ed., HS, FS
2003-____ - William A. Martin III (Mississippi State 1975) - Ed., HS, FS

Assistant Executive Secretary/Director
1948-1950 - J. Earle Dunford, Jr. (Richmond 1947)
1951-1959 - James F. Hudson (Missouri 1946) - Ed.
1965-1966 - J. Phillip Morrow (Knox 1963) - FS
1966-1970 - Stephen H. Edwards (Idaho 1964) - S, C, Ed.
1969-1973 - Timothy W. Kilduff (Kent State 1968)
1973-1977 - Charles R. DeWitt (Cincinnati 1972) - FS
1995-2006 - Nicholas M. Altwies (Arizona State 1990) - FS

Graduate Secretary/Director of Graduate Services/Director of Graduate Development
1963-1964 - William R. Hauser (Denison 1950) - P, G
1964-1969 - Dale J. Bruce (Ohio Wesleyan 1952)
1969-1970 - Robert A. Lobel (Kent State 1965)
1986-1986 - Mark R. Wilkison (Vermont 1983), Graduate Services/Development - FS
1990-1991 - Benjamin E. Robinson (Hampden-Sydney 1986), Graduate Services - FS
1992-1996 - Benjamin E. Robinson (Hampden-Sydney 1986), Graduate Services**
2008-2012 - Robert E. Baney (Pennsylvania State 1984) - Ed., HS, FS
2013-____ - Robert B. Caudill (Akron 2004), 2004-06 - HS, FS

Director of Business Affairs (DOBA)
1987-1988 - Kelly B. Powers (Colorado College 1984)
1988-1991 - Robert P. Anderegg (Southern California 1971)
1991-1995 - Glenn D. Moor (Texas Tech 1984)

Director of Chapter Services
1976-1978 - Marvin J. Carver, III (North Carolina 1975) - T, S, P
1978-1979 - Kenneth L. Telzrow (Ohio State 1978)
1979-1983 - William A. Martin (Mississippi State 1975) - E, Ed., FS
1983-1985 - Eugene D. Coté (Maine 1981) - C, FS, S, P
1986-1995 - Robert E. Baney (Pennsylvania State 1984) - E, Ed., FS
1995-1997 - R. Keith Henley (North Alabama 1989)
1997-2002 - Charles E. Gabe (Hanover 1990) - Ed., FS, G
2002-____ - James B. Goll (Nebraska 2001) - FS

Director of Programs
1977-1978 - Gary H. Ross (Wisconsin 1974)
1978-1979 - William K. Johnson (WPI 1976) - FS
1979-1983 - Ronald C. Nelson (Richmond 1977)
1983-1986 - William A. Martin (Mississippi State 1975) - E, Ed., FS
1986-1987 - Kelly B. Powers (Colorado College 1984)
1987-1988 - Marshall P. Gould (Syracuse 1984) - FS
1988-1990 - Benjamin E. Robinson (Hampden-Sydney 1986) - FS
1990-1992 - Thomas A. Desjardin (Florida State 1986)
1992-1995 - Nicholas M. Altwies (Arizona State 1990) - FS
1995-1996 - Glenn D. Moor (Texas Tech 1984)
1996-1998 - David J. Willmer (Akron 1992) - FS
1999-2000 - Will C. Kinzel (Gettysburg 1996) - FS
2000-2001 - Gerard M. "Jerry" Golden (Richmond 1999) - FS

Director of Education
2000-2002 - Michael J. Johnson (Nebraska 1996) (Dir. of Alcohol Education)
2003-2006 - Joshua R. Goldman (Indiana State 2001)

2006-2012 - Robert B. Caudill (Akron 2004) - FS
2013-____ - Todd R. Rotgers (Minnesota 2011)

Other Director Positions
1997-1999 - R. Keith Henley (North Alabama 1989), Recruitment
1999-2000 - Joseph M. Falk (Case Western Reserve 1996), Recruitment - FS
2000-2002 - Joseph M. Falk (Case Western Reserve 1996), Expansion - FS
2002-2004 - Charles E. Gabe (Hanover 1990), Communications - Ed., FS, G
2002-2004 - Joshua S. Morita (British Columbia 2001), Expansion - FS
2005-2007 - Kurt M. Niebuhr (Kansas State 2003), Expansion - FS
2007-2008 - Marcus Hitt (Wittenberg 2005), Expansion - FS
2008-2010 - Justin M. Burns (Ohio State 2007), Expansion, Chapter Development - FS
2008-2011 - R. Jesse Hitt (Wittenberg 2007), Expansion - FS
2009-2014 - Josh Laufenberg (Illinois 2008), Expansion, Chapter Development - FS
2010-2012 - Wesley J. Martin (Missouri State 2009), Expansion- FS
2011-2013 - Brett W. Pytel (Toledo 2009), Expansion - FS
2013-2015 - Joshua M. Moore (Illinois 2011), Expansion - FS
2014-____ - Derek J. Murphy (Coastal Carolina 2011), Expansion - FS
2014-2015 - Joshua T. Wiseman (Western Kentucky), Assistant of Expansion - FS
2015-____ - Matthew C. Farrell (Connecticut 2013), Expansion - FS
2015-____ - Colin R. Treanor (Connecticut 2014), Growth - FS

* Mark became Director of Development for the Educational Foundation in 1986
** Ben's position was transferred to the Educational Foundation

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