Board of Directors

The Grand High Zeta is the Board of Directors for Lambda Chi Alpha. There are eleven (11) alumni brothers (nine elected by the General Assembly to serve four-year terms, two selected by the elected Board members to serve two-year terms) and four (4) collegiate brothers selected by the Student Advisory Committee to serve a one-year term that make up the Grand High Zeta. These men are the supreme executive, legislative and judicial body of the fraternity when the General Assembly is not convening. These men usually meet quarterly with the General Fraternity Headquarters staff to provide insight, feedback and make decisions for the entire organization. A few examples of decisions made by the Grand High Zeta include: granting a charter to a colony, providing new legislation during the interim between General Assembly’s and supervision over the financial acts and polices of the fraternity.

Grand High Alpha- Chairman

Jeffrey A. Stuerman (Culver-Stockton)
At the end of 2014, Stuerman retired as chairman, president and CEO of Edward Jones Trust Co. in St. Louis, Missouri. He has 20-plus years of experience within the financial services industry and most recently served as the president of his own consulting firm. In addition, he has served as the president and CEO of the TIAA-CREF Trust Co., as well as the vice president and director of marketing and new business development for the A.G. Edwards Trust Co. He and earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and currently serves on the Culver-Stockton College Board of Trustees.

Grand High Beta- Vice Chairman

David M. Huffine (North Carolina-Greensboro)
Huffine is vice president for advancement at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. Educating and preparing faithful, imaginative and effective leaders for the sake of the Church and the world since 1828, Columbia Theological Seminary is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Advancement team engages with donors, alumni, congregations and other stakeholders to pursue strategies and objectives that equip and strengthen Columbia toward its mission and vision. Huffine leads the Advancement team comprised of professionals focused on fundraising, campaigns, marketing communication, and alumni and congregational relations.

Grand High Gamma- Secretary

Scott M. Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)
Jackson is president and CEO of East End Plumbing Supply, a plumbing supply wholesaler based in Louisville, Kentucky. He started at the company 16 years ago as the assistant  warehouse manager after graduation and worked his way up to his current position. He also has served Lambda Chi since graduation, first as the Alumni Association president of his home chapter, then as the chapter advisor at Eastern Kentucky, and now as the chapter advisor at Louisville. He is an active runner and hiker and resides in Louisville with his wife and three children.

Grand High Tau- Treasurer

Steve Pattison (Florida State)
Pattison is chief financial officer and vice president, business analysis and risk management of Restaurant Services, Inc. Prior to joining RSI, he held several progressive corporate finance roles at Burger King Corp. for 10 years. Prior to Burger King, he practiced as a CPA for 12 years with KPMG Peat Marwick LLC providing auditing, accounting and business advisory services to clients in a variety of industries, including non-profit organizations. Previously, Pattison was chair of the national board of directors of the Florida State University Alumni Association, representing the interests 340,000 living alumni. He also continues to represent the alumni association as designee to the board of directors the FSU Real Estate Foundation, which he serves as board vice chair.

Grand High Pi- Chancellor

Gregory A. Castanias (Wabash)
Castanias is a Washington, DC-based partner in the international law firm of Jones Day. He heads Jones Day’s Federal Circuit practice, and has argued five cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and over 70 before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the exclusive appellate court for patent cases. He also holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches courses in Appellate Procedure and Federal Circuit Advocacy. Castanias also serves on the Fraternity’s Educational Foundation Board, where he chairs the Foundation’s Nomination and Governance Committee. Castanias also serves on the Wabash College Board of Trustees, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Board of Visitors, and the Board of Directors of the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth, Texas.  He previously served as president of the National Association of Wabash Men and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Association.

Grand High Sigma

Josue Blanco (Florida Southern)
Josue is a senior at Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, FL, studying Business Free Enterprise and Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law. He joined Epsilon-Xi Zeta as a sophomore and was the High Iota this past year, and he is the current High Alpha of his chapter. He is involved on his campus in Campus Outreach Ministries, as an Orientation Leader and a member of the Hollis Wellness Center Staff, where he spends most of his time with the undergraduate body organizing intramural sports leagues with his other colleagues. In addition to this, Josue enjoys golfing with members from his chapter, watching football, soccer, and horse racing, spending time with his family, and his daily walks with his dog, Vinatieri.

Grand High Delta

Lenard A. Bendo (Cal State-Sacramento)
Bendo has worked for more than two decades in the consumer packaged goods industry for three Fortune 200 companies. He spent his first 10 years with the Pillsbury/General Mills Co. in various sales & marketing roles. From there, he was recruited by Johnson & Johnson to lead the category management initiative for their Acuvue contact lens brand at Walmart, Costco, and other mega-retailers. He closed his corporate career with another 10 years at the HJ Heinz Co. in various global roles, most recently serving as their global chief diversity & inclusion officer. Separately, he has worked with the American Legion Boys State and Boys Nation youth leadership programs for the past 30 years.

Grand High Theta

Kameron Rinehart (Wilmington)
Kameron is a senior at Wilmington College majoring in Agriculture with a concentration in Agriculture Business. Following graduation in May of 2020, Kameron plans to attend The Ohio State University to pursue a master’s degree in Agricultural Communications, Education, and Leadership with a focus on International Agricultural Leadership. Kameron joined the Pi-Delta Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha the fall semester of his sophomore year, and he has served as High Theta ever since. Kameron also serves in many other capacities at Wilmington College including serving as Student Body President, a Resident Assistant, Vice President of the Student Philanthropy Council, as well as being a member of many other organizations. Kameron also serves his community as a member of his home counties Farm Bureau Board, member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federations Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee, and past member of the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees. Kameron believes that with his extensive leadership background, and his ability to work with others, that he will be an effective member of the Board of Directors of Lambda Chi Alpha. Kameron believes in the future of this great fraternity, and his goal is to help prepare the fraternity to remain a leader in the fraternal world for years to come.

Grand High Rho

Dr. Frederick A. Kam Jr, MD (Miami-FL)
Kam is a physician and holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Miami in 1986. He has more than 33 years of experience in medical service delivery both at the University of Miami and Auburn University. Kam was chosen by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America (1996-97,1997-98, 2003-04), and he is in Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and Iron Arrow Honor Societies. He served as president of his medical school class, was voted as the Best House Staff Member of the Year (1988) and received the coveted Eric Reiss Award for Outstanding Teaching. He is also a recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 2012. He currently holds professorships at Auburn in the Department of Political Science, School of Nursing, and the School of Pharmacy.

Grand High Iota

David D. Leathers (Cal State-Fresno)
Leathers is a career agent for New York Life in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, WA area and holds Series 6 and 63 certifications. His work experience includes managing client relations for Lockheed Martin and VP Strategic Relationships – John Hancock. He also serves as a member of the Oregon State University Foundation’s Greek Advisory Board where he has mentored the local recruitment efforts of Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma and Kappa Delta Rho fraternities and as the OSU Alpha-Lambda chapters advisor.  A licensed and ordained minister, he spent several years working for FamilyLife Today Radio as National Marketing Director before pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industries.  He has four children, including son Joshua (Oregon State, Alpha-Lambda 1968) and one grandchild.

Grand High Psi

Luis De La Fuente (St. Mary’s)
Luis is a Junior at St. Mary’s University studying Finance and Risk Management. Originally from South Texas, Luis moved to San Antonio to further his ambition of becoming a business professional in the Finance industry. In the Sigma-Beta Zeta, he serves as the High Kappa and previously served as the High Rho where he has been coordinating the “50 Years at St. Mary’s” Gala to be held in Fall 2019. He is also involved Gamma Iota Sigma, Rattler Awakening (St. Mary’s Spiritual Retreat) and in the Dean’s Scholars Program for the Greehey School of Business. With experience in business innovation and working internationally in China, Luis is pursuing a career in Business Operations and Consulting.

Grand High Epsilon

Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver (Baylor)
Oliver was elected as Union’s 16th president in 2014. He led Union in 2015 to adopt “United in Spirit. Grounded in Truth.” – a strategic plan to guide the work of the university over the next five years. The plan emphasizes seven strategic themes: bearing witness to the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, expanding enrollment across the university, enhancing operational effectiveness and efficiency to advance the mission, revising the liberal arts core curriculum, supporting meaningful research among faculty and students, developing leaders for the future and bolstering student life and building community. Also under Oliver’s leadership, Union launched the EDGE program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and collaborated with five other local educational institutions to start Mentor U, a mentoring program for area sixth graders. Oliver has also been active in the community, especially in the area of racial reconciliation. A native of San Antonio, Oliver completed a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Baylor University and a Master of Science degree in educational psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy in educational administration from Texas A&M.

Grand High Kappa

Dr. Scott H. Reikofski (Northern Colorado)
Reikofski is a career higher education/student development specialist, having spent more than 30 years as an educator in student affairs work at a variety of institutions across the United States. He currently serves as the director of Student Affairs for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. He is a frequent consultant and keynote speaker on organizational change, strategic and operational planning, and values-based leadership training. He also has designed a number of developmental programs for campuses and national organizations.

Grand High Nu

Reed Bonee (Vanderbilt)
Reed is a senior at Vanderbilt University studying Medicine, Health, and Society and Political Science, specifically focusing on healthcare policy in the United States. As a founding member of the Vanderbilt colony, he has served as vice president, executive board member, and currently serves as the colony’s president and house manager. Reed is involved in the larger Vanderbilt community as a writer for Vanderbilt Political Review and as a member of the Alexander Hamilton Society. Reed aspires to have a career in law and politics with specific interests in malpractice law and domestic policy issues.

Grand High Phi

Dr. Timothy L. Tucker (Union)
Tucker is owner/pharmacist at City Drug Company in Huntingdon, TN which has been in the Tucker family for over 50 years. He has been an owner for 28 years. Tucker currently serves as president-elect of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association , representing over 375,000 members. He also is immediate past president of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and is starting his 7th year on the Board of Directors. Tucker is former president of the American Pharmacists Association, which represents over 65,000 pharmacists and students pharmacists nationwide. He is in his 28th year on the Huntingdon City Council and has served as vice-mayor 5 different times. Tucker is in his 8th year on the Huntingdon Special School District Board. He also has served as the chapter advisor, chancellor, of the Lambda-Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Union University for over 30 years.