New Supreme Council Elected at 2016 Convention

Supreme Council elected at 2016 Convention. Shad D. Williams becomes the 51st International President.
2016-18 Supreme Council

The 2016-18 Supreme Council gathers at the 2016 PIKE Convention. Pictured left to right: Past International President John A. Bobango, International Vice President Michael W. Riley, International Vice President Mark C. Dziatczak, International President Shad D. Williams, International Vice President Devang Desai, International Vice President Michael R. McMillan, and International Legal Counsel John M. Silberstein.

MEMPHIS, TN – The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity elected a new board of directors during the Fraternity’s International Convention. The board of directors is referred to as the Supreme Council and serves a two-year term between conventions. Shad D. Williams (Oklahoma State, Gamma Chi ’90) was elected as International President during the final legislative session in New Orleans, Louisiana. John A. Bobango (Arkansas State, Delta Theta ’74) will remain on the council as immediate past international president.

Convention is the biennial business meeting of the Fraternity. Delegates from undergraduate chapters and alumni associations, along with other international officers, provide legislative procedures and guidance for the Fraternity’s operations. This was largest gathering in the Fraternity’s history with over 850 people in attendance.

The Supreme Council consists of the current international president, immediate past international president, four alumni vice presidents, two undergraduate vice presidents, and international legal counsel. All board members serve two-years terms with the exception of the undergraduate representatives who serve one-year terms. The legal counsel and undergraduate positions are appointed by the newly elected Supreme Council. These men volunteer their time to ensure our members have an exceptional undergraduate experience and lifelong commitment to serving others. A biography of each Supreme Council officer is listed below:

Shad D. Williams (Oklahoma State, Gamma Chi ’90)

International President

Prior to election as international president, Williams served as international vice president for six years. He also served as chairman of the Fraternity’s Finance Committee, international educational & recruitment advisor for six years, president of the PIKE University board of directors for four years, and as a member of the Fraternity’s professional staff for four years. Williams is director and vice president of the South region of Allscripts, a healthcare technology and services provider. He and his wife reside in Germantown, Tennessee.

John A. Bobango (Arkansas State, Delta Theta ’74)

Past International President

Bobango has served as international president, international vice president, international legal counsel, Foundation trustee, Cumberland regional president, and as a member of the Fraternity’s professional staff. He has also served on the Fraternity’s Finance Committee. Bobango is the managing partner of the law firm of Farris Bobango. He and his wife reside in Germantown, Tennessee.

Devang Desai (Miami, Gamma Omega ’03)

International Vice President

Desai previously served the Fraternity as Sunshine regional president for 10 years. He also served as chapter advisor to Gamma Omega Chapter and as a member of the chapter’s alumni advisory board. In addition, he serves as a vice president for the University of Miami Alumni Association and was president for the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association. Desai completed the True Pike Challenge in 2007. He is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America and is an Eagle Scout. He resides in Coral Gables, Florida, where he is a shareholder with the law firm of Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo.

Mark C. Dziatczak (Wayne State, Delta Nu ’91)

International Vice President

Dziatczak has served on the PIKE University board of directors, as Great Lakes regional president, as an undergraduate international vice president, and as a member of the Fraternity’s staff. Professionally, he is the district deputy superintendent for teaching and learning in Troy, Michigan, and is currently a doctoral student in the field of education leadership at Oakland University. Dziatczak was named as the MASC/MAHS Michigan Principal of the Year in 2014. He also serves as president of the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association and as director for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation governing board. He and his wife reside in Troy, Michigan.

Michael R. McMillan (California-San Diego, Kappa Phi ’97)

International Vice President

McMillan enters his second term as an international vice president following service as Pacific Coast regional president. He has also served as a member of the Fraternity’s staff and as president of his chapter. McMillan is a licensed attorney. He is a senior vice president at CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm. Previously he was a director at Cushman and Wakefield, working in commercial real estate. In the community, McMillan serves as a mentor for the Santa Clara School of Law Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic and guest lecturer at UC Berkeley's HAAS School of Business. Additionally, McMillan is a little league baseball coach, Next Level football and basketball coach and Junior Warriors coach. He and his wife reside in Danville, California.

Michael W. Riley (Kansas State, Alpha Omega ’84)

International Vice President

In addition to serving as an international vice president, Riley serves on the Fraternity’s Finance Committee. Previously, Riley served as international legal counsel, an international real estate advisor, Heartland regional president, Alpha Omega Chapter house corporation president, and as a professional staff member of the Fraternity. Professionally, he is senior vice president of Morrill & Janes Bank and is a municipal judge for seven Kansas communities. He and his wife reside in Hiawatha, Kansas.

John M. Silberstein (Chapman, Theta Psi '85)

International Legal Counsel

Silberstein was appointed for his second term as international legal counsel. He has served as Golden West regional president, chapter advisor to Theta Psi Chapter, and as Theta Psi Housing Corporation president. He is a chief litigation manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. In his spare time, he coaches high school hockey at his high school alma mater, Servite. He also serves as the Pacific District Risk Manager for USA Hockey. Silberstein and his wife live in Orange, California.

Christopher P. Chaillot (North Texas, Epsilon Delta ’13)

International Vice President, Undergraduate

Chaillot served his chapter as president, internal vice president, and philanthropy chairman. He also served as a university housing ambassador and student panelist at the Texas Law Conference. His campus activities have included resident assistant, camp leader and student coordinator for the freshman spirit and traditions camp, and a distance runner for the North Texas track and cross country team. He is currently a member of Order of Omega and North Texas Forty. Chaillot interned with the City of Southlake, Texas, in the city manager’s office, and currently works as volunteer coordinator for the City of Southlake. He plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in emergency administration and planning.

D. Craig Lamb (Murray State, Epsilon Lambda ’14)

International Vice President, Undergraduate

Lamb has served his chapter as president, recruitment chairman, secretary, and new member class president. His campus activities include student government association, the gentlemen’s service club, the pre-law association, and Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society. He plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science and attend law school.

FORREST COMPLETES 10 YEARS OF COUNCIL SERVICE

Mathew J. Forrest (Southern Illinois, Iota Mu ’94)

Past International President

Forrest recently served as immediate past international president, completing 10 years of total service on the board. Previously, he served as international president (2012-14), three terms (2006-12) as international vice president, Sunshine regional president, and colony/chapter advisor to Lambda Beta Chapter (Florida Atlantic). He also served as an officer in the Iota Mu Alumni Association and the South Florida Alumni Association, and remains active in both. Forrest was the alumnus volunteer on the inaugural True Pike Challenge. He is a government affairs consultant with the firm Ballard Partners. Forrest and his wife reside in West Palm Beach, Florida.

For more information contact the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation at (901) 748-1948 or pikeinfo@pikes.org