Board of Directors

The Sigma Tau Gamma Board of Directors cares for the Fraternity between meetings of the Grand Chapter. Members of the Board include the President, President-elect, four Members at Large and the two immediate Past Presidents of the Fraternity. The President-elect and four Members at Large are chosen by delegates of the Grand Chapter at the biennial meeting and serve a two-year term.

 

Jonathan Proehl

President

Jonathan Proehl has regularly involved with Sigma Tau Gamma since his initiation April 14th, 1996. As an undergraduate member, he was VP of Membership in 1997 and Chapter President in 1999. In August 2000, he became the Lakeland District Director. He served in that position for four years. Proehl became Great Lakes Regional Vice President in 2004. He also served the Gamma Nu Alumni Association as CFO from April 2002 to April 2006 and served as a member of the Gamma Nu Alumni Association Board of Directors from April 2000 to April 2006. Proehl was elected to the Sigma Tau Gamma Board of Directors August 2008. He served three consecutive terms on the board as a director. He was elected President-Elect at the 2014 Grand Chapter. He is a Notable Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors.

"One of my primary goals is to not only continually improve the programming and training of Sigma Tau Gamma's members but taking those resources to a chapter level. I envision online training, alumni delivery to individual chapters, and peer-to-peer enrichment. The resources Sigma Tau Gamma has available can have a much more profound impact if we can access our entire membership," said Proehl.

Professionally, Proehl is a Business Consultant specializing in economic and financial modeling. He helps clients understand the potential impact of their actions before making decisions. He also builds strategic plans designed to minimize risk and maximize success.

Proehl currently lives in Woodbury, Minnesota and has been married to his wife, Kelli, for ten years. They have an energetic Maltese named Sammy, and in his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, downhill skiing, working on cars and boating on the St. Croix River.

Jim Johnston

President Elect

Was initiated into the Delta Xi Chapter in 1997 at Carnegie Mellon. As an undergraduate, he served as Chapter President, Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Finance. As an alumnus, he has served as Three Rivers Regional Vice President, Assistant Dean of the Webb Academy of Principled Leaders, and on the Board of Directors. He also served on the CEO Search Committee and actively contributed to the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship. Johnston was recognized as an Ellsworth C. Dent Man of the Year Finalist in 2001 and received the Winebrenner Medal for Distinguished Fraternity Service in 2007. He is a Celebrated Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors.

“I want to give back to an organization that has given so much to me. I would not be where I am today with my career or personal life without my fraternity experiences. I’ve always been inspired by a simple quote from our past Fraternity and Foundation President, Michael Schermer, which is, ‘Just make it better for the next guy,’ and I want to bring my experiences back to strengthen and grow our organization,” said Johnston.

Professionally, Johnston is a Business Unit Manager for Aerotech Inc., a manufacturer of precision motion and automation equipment headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is responsible for growing the business in both revenue and profit each year at a global level.
Johnston has a passion for traveling, experiencing different places and cultures, food, home improvement projects, hiking, biking, kayaking, aviation, museums, amusement parks, reading, and learning new facts.

Alyx Parker

Past President

Alyx Parker began his service and leadership with Sigma Tau Gamma almost immediately upon initiation in January 1994 at Alpha Chi Chapter (University of Illinois.) As an undergraduate, he held various chapter positions culminating with Chapter President in 1996. Following his graduation and law school, Parker served in the Alpha Chi House Corporation/Alumni Association. In 2006, Parker became the Chapter Advisor and served in that position until the Summer of 2010. In 2008, he served as Assistant Dean of the Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders, then as Dean of the Webb Academy in 2009 and 2010. Parker was elected to the Board of Directors as a Director-At-Large at the Grand Chapter in Cleveland in the Summer of 2010. In 2012, he was elected President-Elect. At the 46th Grand Chapter in New Orleans in the Summer of 2014, Parker became the 38th National President of Sigma Tau Gamma. He is a Notable Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors.

"The virtues and principles of Sigma Tau Gamma provide direction that should mold our thoughts and acts in how we approach and carry out our lives as men, brothers, and citizens. In that regard, I seek to provide opportunities for all brothers to better themselves and assist others in striving to live up to those virtues and principles," said Parker.

Professionally, Parker is a Civil Litigation Attorney. His volunteer service, in addition to Sigma Tau Gamma, is primarily for the Boy Scouts of America. He is especially active Order of the Arrow; a Scouting camp honors society. He enjoys the outdoors, and this summer helped lead a group of Scouts on a 10-day backpacking trek at the Philmont High Adventure Base that is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Northeast New Mexico. Parker met his wife Heidi during a Sigma Tau Gamma-Delta Zeta-event at the University of Illinois. They have three future Delta Zetas: Evie, Zoe, and Jovi. Parker has one brother, who also graduated from the University of Illinois. Parker enjoys meeting and speaking with Sig Tau brothers and encourages any brother to contact him with questions, thoughts, or if they have any interest in volunteering for Sigma Tau Gamma.

Thomas C. Morgan

Senior Past President

Thomas C. Morgan just completed serving as the 37th National President from 2012 to 2014. Morgan was first elected to the Board in 2008 and as President-elect in 2010. Before that, from 2007 to 2008 he served as Foundation Trustee and Southern Region Vice President. He was also Gold Coast District Director in 2006 and Louisiana State Director from 1986 to 1991. He is a Celebrated Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors.

“It is a joy to see young men grow into the best men they can be in Sig Tau,” said Morgan.

Morgan served as Phi Chapter President in 1985 (Southeastern Louisiana University.) He was a two-term Student Government Association President from 1983 to 1985, and the voting Student Member of Louisiana’s higher education governing board from 1984 to 1905. He was the 1985 Dent “Man of the Year” and received the Winebrenner Medal for Distinguished Fraternity Service in 1986. From 2006 to 2008, Morgan was Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter President and Phi Alumni Association President from 1988 to 1990.

Philip Jeanfreau

Treasurer

Philip Jeanfreau has served as the IFC Delegate, Associate Member Educator, and Alumni Relations during his undergraduate years at Phi Chapter (Southeastern Louisiana University.) He attended his first national convention in 1996 and tried to visit as many as possible. He has served Phi Chapter as alumni advisor since he graduated in 1999. At the national level, he has served as a District Director, Regional Vice President, and provisional chapter mentor in the southern region. He is a Wilson C. Morris Fellow.

“My motivation for giving back is very simple. Sig Tau has given me so much; I met my wife, my best friends, and got to initiate my dad into Sig Tau as an undergrad. I owe it to my future brothers to do what I can, so they can have those same experiences,” said Jeanfreau.

Professionally, Jeanfreau works in retail bank management and insurance sales. He enjoys cooking, playing golf, and watching college sports, (especially LSU). He has been riding in the largest Mardi Gras parade, Krewe of Endymion, for the last five years. His wife, Grace, is a ballet teacher and member of Phi Mu Fraternity. The Jeanneau's had their first child, Arthur Philip IV, in December 2014.

Joe Gallo

Secretary

Joe Gallo started at Michigan Technological University in August of 2007 and was initiated into the Gamma Chi chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma, February 2008. Soon after initiation, Joe was elected to Vice President of Membership in 2009, Chapter President in 2010, and other various positions throughout. In spring 2012, Gallo received the Gamma Chi chapter’s Man of the Year Award, recognizing his dedication to the organization. Following that, in August 2012 at the Grand Chapter in Washington D.C., he was presented the National Ellsworth C. Dent – Man of the Year award. From 2012 to 2014, Gallo advised the Central Michigan University – Psi Chapter, and held a brief District Director role. In 2016, he was elected to the Board of Directors as a Director-At-Large at the Grand Chapter in Orlando, FL. As an undergraduate, Gallo was a Collegiate Sustaining Member with Eternal Flame and continues to donate to the Foundation and campaigns as a member of the Azure and White club.

"I believe that Sigma Tau Gamma has been critical in my personal development, mainly because of the opportunities that have been presented to me. How we choose to lead and teach is based on our experiences. With this being said, I will do my best to not only provide those experiences for others, but to be a proponent for growth, and learning throughout the organization and its members."

Outside of Sigma Tau Gamma, Joe has Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and works for Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, MI. He also holds a position on the Michigan Technological University Alumni Board of Directors, as a way to volunteer and stay involved with his Alma Mater. Gallo met his fiancé Sarah Sterling (Delta Phi Epsilon) at Michigan Tech and is getting married in October 2016. In his free time, Joe enjoys four-wheeling, playing guitar, disc golf, camping, and just relaxing with Sarah and friends.

Jeremiah King

Served two terms as Chapter President at Alpha Omega Chapter (Missouri University of Science & Technology.) He was Alpha Omega Chapter Active of the Semester three times, Dent Man of the Year Finalist, Alpha Omega Alumni Association President and Secretary. At the national level, he served as a District Director and Regional Vice President. He is a Notable Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors. He is a Wilson C. Morris Fellow.

“I want to ensure the proper resources are available so Sigma Tau Gamma can continue its positive growth by continuing expansion to new schools and by providing additional programming to existing chapters,” said King.

King works as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager for Brinkmann Constructors, which serves clients nationwide in a variety of roles, including construction manager, general contractor and design/builder.
King and his wife, Maria, have been married since 2008. They met in college, and she is also a Civil Engineer. They have two sons, Jeremiah, Jr., who is three years old and Frederick who is eight months old. King’s hobbies include hiking, camping, and running. He usually runs two half-marathons a year. He has also served as a Director of the Miner Alumni Association Board of Directors and member of the Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis' Young Professionals Advisory Board.

Jeremy Daus

Jeremy Daus served as Scholarship Chair, Alumni Relations Chair, Social Chair, Safewalk Chair, IFC representative and was twice elected as Executive Vice President as an undergraduate member of the Gamma Nu Chapter (University of Wisconsin-River Falls.) As an alumnus, he served undergraduates as a Chapter Counselor, Alumni Advisor, District Director, Regional Vice President and Vice President of Philanthropy. Through all of his roles, Daus has focused on ways to enhance the undergraduate members’ experience. He is a Notable Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors.

“As a Board member, my focus will be on our organization’s long-term sustainability and its ability to positively affect our members’ lives. Our Fraternity’s success today, rests upon the shoulders of the men who’ve brought us to this point. As a Director, I believe I have the skills, the background and professional experience to be of benefit to Sigma Tau Gamma and build upon their work. By working together with other Board members and our new CEO in a positive and collaborative way, we can take the next step for the organization and set the stage for even greater organizational success,” said Daus.

Professionally, Daus is the Product and Portfolio Manager at Capella University’s School of Social and Behavioral Science. Daus works side-by-side with academic leaders to ensure they have the necessary support to deliver programs to university students responsibly. In addition to serving the Fraternity, Daus has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and ridden in the MS150 to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Daus is proud of his home state and his roots in Wisconsin. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, Andrea, and their black Labrador retriever, Nala. He is an outdoorsman who enjoys kayaking, skiing, hunting, canoeing and camping. He is also a sports fan, Minnesota Wild season ticket holder, and Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan. As an avid photographer, Daus has done exhibitions to display and sell his work in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.