Staff Directory

Full-time professionals oversee Fraternity programs and serve as a resource for our undergraduates, volunteers, and alumni.

  • Chapter Services
    Lance Horner
    Lance A Horner
    Chief Operating Officer 

    The chief operating officer is responsible for overseeing the Fraternity functions that support alumni & volunteer, expansion, recruitment, and services; as well as the management of staff in those areas. The chief operating officer will also assist in execution of the Fraternity's strategic plan and maintain contact with all related constituents.

    901-748-1868 x1133
    lhorner@pikes.org
    Kim Novak
    Kimberly J Novak
    Director of Health and Safety 

    The director of health and safety oversees the development of curriculum and resources in the areas of risk awareness, prevention strategies, and member accountability. She is a featured speaker at PIKE University events and can provide targeted intervention efforts for chapters and also serve as a higher education counsel to the Fraternity.


    knovak@pikes.org
    David Locke
    David T Locke
    Director of Services-East 

    The director of chapter services coordinates chapter consultant travel and visits, develops member educational programming and serves as the primary liaison to chapters and school support personnel. Locke serves all chapter in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.

    901-748-1868 x1109
    dlocke@pikes.org
    Nate Hills
    T Nathanial Hills
    Director of Services-West 

    The director of chapter services coordinates chapter consultant travel and visits, develops member educational programming and serves as the primary liaison to chapters and school support personnel. Hills serves chapters west of the Mississippi river (excluding Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana). In addition to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and the Canadian Province of Alberta.

    901-748-1868 x1119
    nhills@pikes.org
    Alan Beck
    C Alan Beck
    Director of Services-South 

    The director of chapter services coordinates chapter consultant travel and visits, develops member educational programming and serves as the primary liaison to chapters and school support personnel. Beck serves all chapter in the following states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

    901-748-1868 x1150
    abeck@pikes.org
    Andrea White
    Andrea White
    Membership Reporting and Records Management 

    The membership reporting and records manager processes all membership information including new members, initiations, member transfers, status changes (graduation), and chapter rosters; processes information from consultant reports; maintains statistics and provides regular updates on membership information.

    901-748-1868 x1138
    awhite@pikes.org
    Ann Davis
    Ann Davis
    Services Coordinator 

    The Services Coordinator assists the chapter services team, which consists of multiple directors and chapter consultants, by processing chapter information and handling information requests regarding member status.

    901-748-1868 x1145
    adavis@pikes.org
  • Chapter Consultants
    Zachary Brown
    Zachary F Brown
    San Diego State, Delta Kappa '16 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE colonies, as well as chapters in the Volunteer Region (Tennessee, Zeta Chapter), (Rhodes, Theta Chapter), (Vanderbilt, Sigma Chapter), (Tennessee-Chattanooga, Delta Epsilon Chapter), (Tennessee-Martin, Epsilon Sigma Chapter), (Austin Peay State, Eta Tau Chapter), (Tennessee Tech, Theta Upsilon Chapter); and Keystone Region (Gannon, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter), (Drexel, Lambda Zeta Chapter), (West Chester, Mu Lambda Chapter) .

    901-748-1868 x1104
    zbrown@pikes.org
    Samuel Cooper
    Samuel W Cooper
    Delta State, Zeta Beta '15 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE chapters in the Arkoma and Great Lakes Regions, as well as the Atlantic Coast Region (Cornell, Beta Theta Chapter), (Rensselaer, Gamma Tau Chapter).

    901-748-1868 x1110
    scooper@pikes.org
    Paxton Crider
    Paxton E Crider
    Murray State, Epsilon Lambda '16 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE chapters in the Lone Star and Midwest Regions, as well as the Atlantic Coast Region (Rutgers, Alpha Psi Chapter), (Hofstra, Lambda Pi Chapter).

    901-748-1868 x1117
    pcrider@pikes.org
    Leo Mercer
    Leo A Mercer
    Northern Arizona, Theta Rho '19 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE chapters in the Blue Grass, River Valley, and Pacific Coast Regions.

    901-748-1868 x1135
    lmercer@pikes.org
    Kyle Pearson
    Kyle J Pearson
    North Texas, Epsilon Delta '16 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE chapters in the Dogwood, Golden West, and Great Plains regions, as well as the Atlantic Coast Region (Rowan, Mu Alpha Chapter).

    901-748-1868 x1108
    kpearson@pikes.org
    Seth Powers
    Seth C Powers
    Christopher Newport, Mu Rho '17 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE chapters in the Delta and Sunshine Regions, as well as the Atlantic Coast Region (Binghamton, Mu Gamma Chapter).

    901-748-1868 x1120
    spowers@pikes.org
    Asa Richerson
    Asa C Richerson
    Linfield, Delta Rho '17 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE chapters in the Heartland and Founders Regions, as well as the Atlantic Coast Region (Montclair State, Lambda Gamma Chapter).

    901-748-1868 x1127
    aricherson@pikes.org
    Tarik Terry
    Tarik J Terry
    Old Dominion, Zeta Iota '16 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE chapters in the Palmetto, Rockies, and New England Regions, as well as the Keystone Region (Pennsylvania State, Beta Alpha Chapter), (Pennsylvania, Beta Pi Chapter), (Carnegie Mellon, Beta Sigma Chapter), (Pittsburgh, Gamma Sigma Chapter).

    901-748-1868 x1137
    tterry@pikes.org
    Blaine Van Buskirk
    T Blaine Van Buskirk
    Stephen F. Austin, Epsilon Omicron '16 

    Provides consulting services to PIKE chapters in the Magnolia, Pine, and Northwest Regions, as well as the Atlantic Coast Region (West Point NY, Mu Pi Chapter).

    901-748-1868 x1143
    bvanbuskirk@pikes.org
  • Volunteer Services
    Chase Dannenbaum
    Chase Dannenbaum
    Director of Alumni Engagement 

    The director of alumni engagement implements alumni engagement initiatives and helps to develop non-traditional volunteer opportunities. He will focus his attention on alumni associations, providing support and value to the 150 existing chapter and area-based alumni groups, and organize new associations where they do not currently exist.

    901-748-1868 x1112
    cdannenbaum@pikes.org
    Mindy Costabile
    Mindy Costabile
    Alumni and Volunteer Coordinator 

    The alumni and volunteer coordinator engages and supports volunteers who serve as alumni advisory board members and alumni association leaders.

    901-748-1868 x1107
    mcostabile@pikes.org
  • Recruitment & Expansion
    Graham Jewell
    Kyle N Pane
    Director of Expansion 

    The director of expansion contributes to the growth of the Fraternity through the establishment of new chapters with our proprietary expansion process. He prospects colleges and universities, coordinates staff to recruit new members, assembles advisory boards for colonies, and provides resources for new chapters to become installed.

    901-748-1868 x1121
    kpane@pikes.org
    Caleb Vander Lugt
    Caleb J Vander Lugt
    Director of Membership Growth 

    The director of membership growth is responsible for all recruitment-related training, PIKE University recruitment curriculum, and chapter resources. He organizes regional recruitment workshops, 120+ staff recruitment visits, and handles all referrals through the Fraternity website.

    901-748-1868 x1129
    cvanderlugt@pikes.org
  • PIKE University
    Danny L Ryan
    Chief Learning Officer 

    The chief learning officer works with the PIKE University board of directors in setting the strategic direction and vision of PIKE University, including events, curriculum, and the PIKE membership development program, The True PIKE Experience.

    901-748-1868 x1136
    dryan@pikes.org
    Daniel Maloney
    Daniel J Maloney
    Director of Membership Development 

    The Director of Membership Development provides support and direction to chapters working to implement the PIKE membership development program, The True PIKE Experience, while enhancing all supplemental programming and online resources for the program.

    901-748-1868 x1128
    dmaloney@pikes.org
    Michael Riedl
    Michael J Riedl
    Director of Business Analytics 

    The director of business analytics researches historical chapter and member data to understand trends and suggest effective allocation of Fraternity resources. He also studies global and societal trends and produces advanced analytics to help guide Pi Kappa Alpha’s strategic objectives.

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    mriedl@pikes.org
    Walker
    Sherry T Walker
    Director of Conferences & Travel 

    The director of conferences and travel manages all site planning and logistical arrangements for PIKE University events and Fraternity meetings and coordinates international officer and staff travel.

    901-748-1868 x1131
    swalker@pikes.org
    Allison Griffin
    Director of Events 

    The Director of Events is responsible for the marketing and promotion of PIKE University including events and the impact it has on Pi Kappa Alpha members and chapters; enhancement of the certification program; and logistical execution of agendas, faculty, and registration.

    901-748-1868 x1105
    agriffin@pikes.org
  • Management & Finances
    Justin A. Buck
    Justin A Buck
    Executive Vice President & CEO 

    The executive vice president is the chief executive officer of the Fraternity and affiliated corporate entities. He oversees the operations of the organizations and hires all executive staff. He supervises the Fraternity's services, recruitment, and promotions, and manages PIKE University.

    901-748-1868 x1126
    jbuck@pikes.org
    JR Parsons
    Chief Financial Officer 

    The chief financial officer defines the processes and implements the infrastructure/systems necessary to support the financial operations of the Fraternity and affiliated corporate entities. He oversees the accounting department and manages the liability protection and property insurance programs.

    901-748-1868 x1114
    jparsons@pikes.org
    Jared Campbell
    Jared C Campbell
    Director of Finance & Real Estate 

    The director of finance & real estate works with the accounting and services departments to support the financial operations of the Fraternity with particular focus on chapter and alumni association accounts receivable and will serve an integral role in providing financial education for all constituents.

    901-748-1868 x1124
    jcampbell@pikes.org
    Raymond L Orians
    Executive Vice President Emeritus 

    The executive vice president emeritus provides consultation to the Fraternity's staff and boards.


    rorians@pikes.org
  • Housing & Real Estate
    Daniel W. Corah
    Daniel W Corah
    Chief Real Estate Officer 

    The chief real estate officer is the chief operating officer of White Horse Holding Corporation and the International Fraternity's real estate operations; responsible for all real estate matters and related programs of the Fraternity, including its real estate lending operation. He oversees the real estate owned and managed by White Horse Holding Corporation and administers its business affairs.

    901-748-1868 x1122
    dcorah@pikes.org
    Reuben Rodriguez
    Reuben Rodriguez
    Senior Director of Real Estate 

    The senior director of real estate is the primary contact for chapters and house corporations on all housing related matters. In addition, he oversees the real estate related educational and support materials of the Fraternity and is directly involved with all programs and operations of the Real Estate Department and White Horse Capital, Inc.

    901-748-1868 x1123
    rrodriguez@pikes.org
  • Communications & Marketing
    Megan K. Cook
    Megan K Cook
    Senior Director of Marketing & Communications 

    The senior director of marketing & communications collaborates with the marketing team, services, Foundation, and PIKE U teams to develop and execute innovative marketing tactics to meet organizational goals. This includes soliciting, writing, and editing submissions for the Shield & Diamond and maintaining a prominent, positive brand presence on social media.

    901-748-1868 x1100
    mnelson@pikes.org
    Barbara E. Perkins
    Barbara E Perkins
    Director of Creative Services/Editor 

    The director of creative services/editor oversees all Fraternity publications and educational materials, develops materials for conferences and conventions, and works with the Fraternity's website. She is in charge of editing, layout, design and production of the Shield & Diamond and other Fraternity publications, as well as soliciting writing contributions for the Shield & Diamond and featuring distinguished alumni, undergraduates and Fraternal activities in the magazine.

    901-748-1868 x1118
    bperkins@pikes.org
    Aranda Gehringer
    Aranda H Gehringer
    Director of Digital Media 

    The director of digital media oversees email marketing efforts, manages social media channels, and coordinates the overall communications calendar.

    901-748-1868 x1140
    agehringer@pikes.org
  • Operations
    Melissa A Schott
    Office Manager 

    The office manager oversees the daily operations of the Memorial Headquarters office. She also provides support to multiple executive positions, serves as liaison to the International Officer corps, assists with Fraternity programs, and provides assistance to those who contact the Memorial Headquarters office by phone.

    901-748-1868 x1115
    mschott@pikes.org
    Sandra H. Newsom
    Sandra H Newsom
    Project Manager 

    The project manager performs the duties of a data specialist, focusing on data accuracy and integrity, as well as those of Memorial Headquarters archivist.

    901-748-1868 x1113
    snewsom@pikes.org
  • Foundation
    N Ryan Flickinger
    Chief Executive Officer 

    The Foundation chief executive officer is responsible for the overall coordination of fund raising projects of the Foundation. He supervises the Foundation staff and coordinates Foundation programming.

    901-748-1948 x1101
    rflickinger@pikes.org
    Ben Boden
    Benjamin D Boden
    Chief Operating Officer 

    The Foundation chief operating officer oversees day-to-day operations of the organization. He is responsible for the management of existing programs, implementation of newly established initiatives and supervises all operations staff.

    901-748-1868 x1130
    bboden@pikes.org
    Ryan Collett
    Ryan C Collett
    Chief Development Officer 

    The chief development officer works with the Foundation CEO to develop and implement fundraising strategy and programs, directly managing all development staff and alumni outreach initiatives.

    901-748-1868 x1152
    rcollett@pikes.org
    Muffin Dixon
    Muffin Dixon
    Development Operations Officer 

    The development operations officer assists the Foundation's chief executive officer and is responsible for gift fulfillment, donor relations, donor prospect research and identification and stewardship.

    901-748-1948 x1102
    mdixon@pikes.org
    Adam I Wassell
    Senior Director of Development 

    The senior director of development travels extensively, spearheading the Foundation's donor cultivation efforts with Pi Kappa Alpha alumni.

    901-748-1868 x1139
    awassell@pikes.org
    KC Herman
    KC Herman
    Director of Development 

    The director of development travels extensively, spearheading the Foundation's donor cultivation efforts with Pi Kappa Alpha alumni.

    901-748-1868 x1144
    kherman@pikes.org
    Ginny Stalker
    Ginny N Stalker
    Scholarship & Grant Administrator 

    The scholarship & grant administrator works with the Foundation’s chief executive and board‐appointed finance committee to award and administer scholarships and grants for qualified recipients and programs.

    901-748-1948 x1141
    gstalker@pikes.org
    Cecily Hurt
    Cecily A Hurt
    Director of Annual Giving 

    The director of annual giving manages the Foundation's annual giving programs including the PIKE Loyal Order, the Presidents Council and the 1868 Club.

    901-748-1948 x1146
    churt@pikes.org
    Sandra H. Newsom
    Sandra H Newsom
    Project Manager 

    The project manager performs the duties of a data specialist, focusing on data accuracy and integrity, as well as those of Memorial Headquarters archivist.

    901-748-1868 x1113
    snewsom@pikes.org

Want to work for Pi Kappa Alpha? Contact the Director of Services at pikeinfo@pikes.org.