Josh Lodolo – President & CEO
California State University – Northridge 2004
Josh earned a bachelor of business administration degree from California State University, Northridge and a master of business administration from Anderson University. At Cal State-Northridge, he joined Lambda Chi Alpha as a founding member of the re-colonized Beta-Rho chapter. He served the colony as treasurer for one year and recruitment chairman for two years. After graduation, Josh worked for Lambda Chi Alpha, both as an educational leadership consultant where he helped establish seven colonies, and in alumni relations and development for the Educational Foundation. From 2010 through 2015 Josh worked in various alumni development roles at the University of Texas, before returning to lead the Educational Foundation in September of 2015.
Josh provides the leadership, direction and administrative oversight for all Foundation advancement, fundraising, campaign and alumni engagement initiatives. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and handles a wide range of matters contributing to the design and execution of all philanthropic efforts, results and achievements. Josh serves as the tactical leader in developing strategies with the Foundation board and policies in alignment with the Foundation’s mission and strategic plan.
Travis McDearmon – Senior Director of Development
University of Kentucky 2004
Travis joined Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Kentucky, where he was High Alpha and High Iota. He has served in a variety of roles within higher education, most recently with the Indiana University School of Dentistry where he served as the Associate Director of Development. Travis comes to the foundation with an extensive educational background. He has served as both a researcher and an educator with a current appointment at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy as an adjunct faculty member. His research has investigated the role perception of college and university alumni and how it relates to institutional support behaviors. I am humbled Travis agreed to join our team. Not only does he bring a wealth of practical fundraising experience, his research background will be key to sustaining excellence.
Travis is responsible for the strategic direction and vision of key fundraising priorities and leading the Foundation’s development efforts. He works closely with the CEO on strategies for high-level donor prospects and maintaining a personal portfolio of donor prospects.
Teresa Carlson – Director of Stewardship and Advancement Services
Ball State University 1977
Teresa earned a degree in Business Administration from Ball State University. She is responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s donor stewardship efforts, including overseeing the gift acknowledgment process, to enhance donor awareness about the impact of their giving. She administers the Foundation’s scholarship program and all chapter and restricted funds. Teresa is responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s prospect management system, including prospect and proposal tracking. She is also responsible for coordinating the documentation of all members of the Society of Living Legacies. Teresa is a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals.
Neil Stanglein – Director of Annual Giving and Communications
University of Missouri 2006
Neil earned a bachelor of journalism degree and a master of education degree from the University of Missouri. At Mizzou, he joined Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity as a founding member of the re-colonized Gamma-Kappa chapter. Neil was very active in the Mizzou and fraternity/sorority community, serving as a member of the Greek Week Steering Committee, Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis Steering Committee and the Homecoming Steering Committee. He also served as an orientation leader, tour guide and was the Editor-in-Chief of The Greek Chronicle. Neil brings nearly 10 years of higher education administration and fundraising experience to the Foundation. He advised the fraternity and sorority communities at William Woods University and Virginia Commonwealth University, and worked most recently at Elevate IMS coordinating fraternity and sorority housing capital campaigns. Neil currently serves as a member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation Board of Directors.
Neil is responsible for the strategic direction and overall success of the Foundation’s comprehensive stewardship communications and annual giving initiatives. He also develops a coordinated mix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, telephone, personal visitation and volunteer engagement, all with the intent of building a sustainable pipeline of annual support.
Michael Covert – Database & Advancement Services Coordinator
Southeast Missouri State 2015
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Michael was a Computer Networking/ Telecommunications major and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Michael worked as a student intern at the Information Technology Help Desk during his time at Southeast. As an undergraduate brother, he served as ritual chair, alumni secretary, inner circle steward and Executive Committee at-large member. Upon graduation, Michael joined the General Fraternity staff and served two years as an Educational Leadership Consultant. As an ELC, Michael traveled to over 50 chapters and colonies in ten states and two countries. Michael has enjoyed his time with the General Fraternity and now brings his talents in Information Technology and skills developed as a consultant to the Educational Foundation as the Database & Advancement Services Coordinator. Michael will work directly with the Foundation staff to assist in the transition of a new database provider and support all technology efforts of the Foundation.
Allen Horton – Alumni Development Officer
Arkansas State University 2013
Allen earned a bachelor of broadcast journalism from Arkansas State University. At ASU, he joined Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity as a freshman where he held the offices of Recruitment Chair and President. Allen was also active in both the campus and fraternity/sorority community. He served as IFC President, Orientation Leader, Student Government Senator, and Global Student Leader. Allen has continued his education by receiving a Certificate in Fund Raising Management for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and is currently pursuing a master of business administration from Anderson University. Allen is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Allen is responsible for developing and implementing plans for soliciting annual gifts, ranging from $500-$10,000. He also works to build and support regional alumni associations, focusing on volunteer recruitment and training.
Erin Medjeski – Events and Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism, Conventions and Event Management from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Erin is responsible for coordinating the creative direction, design, implementation and evaluation of Foundation events including alumni outreach, donor recognition, Board meetings and Board committees. She also supports the CEO to execute the strategic plan, via events and other engagement activities, with the goal of creating a mutually beneficial, lifelong connection between alumni and the Foundation. Erin looks forward to completing her Certified Meeting Planner designation.