Phi Kappa Theta - Iowa State University

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Iowa Xi Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta at Iowa State University

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XICLONE PAGE 2 Ted Anders '11 Alumni Chapter Secretary Ted is the director of procurement for a third- party logistics company. He volunteered because he wants to get more involved with the fraternity again and hopes to help move the organization ahead with new vision and leadership. Ted's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: Seinfeld • Favorite movie: Under Siege • Favorite food: Corn dogs • Favorite vacation spot: Northern Minnesota • Favorite sports team: Chicago Bears Matt Braafhart '98 Communications Director Matt is an IT consulting director at Capgemini. With with his extensive background in information technology tools, platforms, and software development, he hopes to help bring together the best of breed technology and platforms to enable lasting multi-generation transformation and connectedness for the Iowa Xi Chapter. Greg Burgess '11 Membership Director Greg is a vice president and business consultant for Wells Fargo, supporting mortgage trading and securities. He previously served on the board in a similar role after graduation. With the recent momentum and frequent updates from Cory Millmier on all that was happening, Greg felt it was a great point to get involved again. He hopes to build a stronger connection between the undergraduate and alumni memberships as well as further involvement amongst the alumni base. Greg's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives—on my way to Flavortown, baby! • Favorite movie: Face/Off • Favorite food: Barbecue • Favorite vacation spot: Any all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean with a beach, ocean, and drinks • Favorite sports team: Sporting Kansas City and Kansas City Chiefs Lane Crosser '85 Director at Large Lane is the vice president of Diversey Holdings, past president of Diversey Canada and past president of the industry association, Sanitary Supply Wholesaling Association. Lane cares deeply about providing continuance of the great brotherhood and the facility he enjoyed as an undergraduate. Lane's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: Yellowstone • Favorite movie: Hoosiers and Remember the Titans • Favorite food: Pizza • Favorite vacation spot: Canada and Cabo • Favorite sports team: KC Chiefs Robert Homolka '86 Alumni Chapter Vice President Robert works in the pharmaceutical, clinical research and development industry.. He chose to volunteer to help the next generation of brothers learn from the past and help them prepare for life beyond college. Phi Kappa Theta has taught Robert a lot about friendship and lasting brotherhood. Robert's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: Oak Island • Favorite movie: The Jungle Book • Favorite food: Chili • Favorite vacation spot: Florida Keys • Favorite sports team: NY Giants Tom Mercer '89 Building Corporation President Tom is the manager / geologists at River City Stone and Milestone Materials. While on the building committee, Tom was asked if he wanted to stay on for the newly formed building corporation, and Tom was eager to say yes! Tom's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: M*A*S*H • Favorite movie: Animal House • Favorite food: Steak and a Bourbon Old Fashioned • Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii • Favorite sports team: Saint Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers Cory Millmier '12 Alumni Chapter President Cory is a CPA/financial advisor and chose to volunteer because of the rewarding opportunity to stay connected with other alumni while ensuring that they provide a great experience to undergraduate brothers. Cory is excited to work with the many brothers who are volunteering their time to build a stronger Iowa Xi! Cory's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad • Favorite movie: La La Land • Favorite food: Mexican • Favorite vacation spot: Bermuda • Favorite sports team: Follows the PGA Tour week to week Joe Rude '81 Iowa Xi Foundation President Joe is an international trade and investment consultant for the state of Iowa. Phi Kappa Theta had a big impact on Joe, and he is excited to give back in a way that positively impacts younger brothers. The first objectives in his role with the Iowa Xi Foundation are to get it established on good footing and to encourage alumni to get involved. Joe's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: The Last Airbender • Favorite food: Bread • Favorite vacation spot: Kauai • Favorite sports team: Cyclones and Yankees Greg Stolp '84 Director of Development Greg retired from the foreign service but remains busy as a volunteer for nonprofit organizations that are important to him. Greg is passionate about the mission of the fraternity and Iowa Xi. It is a joy for Greg to to work as part of a team to provide the opportunities to actively develop men—undergraduates and alumni both—to be servant leaders. Greg is excited to work with the development committee to increase alumni engagement with the Fraternity. Greg's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: Endeavour (British TV prequel to Inspector Morse) • Favorite movie: The Longest Day • Favorite food: Pie • Favorite vacation spot: Italy • Favorite sports team: Cyclones Connor Wiseman '19 Alumni Chapter Treasurer Connor is a CPA within the nonprofit and insurance industries. He has previously served as secretary and wants to help the chapter in any way he can. Connor's fun facts: • Favorite TV show: The Office • Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting • Favorite food: Lasagna • Favorite vacation spot: Edinburg, Scotland • Favorite sports team: Chicago Bears and the Clones Meet the Board

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