The Sigma Tau Gamma Board of Directors cares for the Fraternity between meetings of the Grand Conclave. 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 Conclave at the biennial meeting and serve a two-year term.
Jeremy Daus was initiated into the Gamma Nu chapter at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 1996. As an undergraduate, he served in multiple roles, including executive vice president. As an alumnus, Daus would serve as lead advisor to the Gamma Nu Chapter, held the position of vice president for the Gamma Nu Alumni Association, and was very involved as a regional volunteer. He served as a district director from 2005 - 2008, and then as regional Vice President until 2011. Daus was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014, and was voted as President-Elect in 2018 at Grand Conclave Phoenix.
“Being elected as President is one of the greatest honors of my life and one of the greatest responsibilities because my Brother’s put their trust in me to stand up and lead. I am truly humbled in taking on this role because our Fraternity’s success today, rests upon the shoulders of the men who’ve brought us to this point and it’s my responsibility to continue to advance Sig Tau’s Vision and Purpose for the next generation of Noble Men,” Daus said.
Professionally, Daus is Executive Director of the Tempo Brand at Laureate Education Online. In his role as Tempo general manager, he is responsible to drive department strategy, business growth, strategic marketing, operations, and customer service within the strategy and transformation division of Laureate Online.
He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, son, and their black Labrador retriever. He is an outdoorsman who enjoys kayaking, skiing, hunting, canoeing, and camping. As an avid photographer, Daus has done exhibitions to display and sell his work in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Mike Van Camp began his service and leadership with Sigma Tau Gamma almost immediately after initiation into the Delta Tau Chapter at Indiana State University. As an undergraduate, he held various chapter positions including standards board chairman, vice president, and president. Following graduation, he served as a district director from 2010 - 2013, and was very active in the Delta Tau Alumni Association, including as president from 2013 - 2016. In 2017, he began serving as a Trustee for the Sig Tau Foundation and was elected as President-Elect in 2022 at Grand Conclave Kansas City.
"20 years ago, I started a journey at the Delta Tau Chapter. Every year since has been such an amazing experience. I believe Sigma Tau Gamma offers an opportunity to every Brother. It is up to each Brother to decide what to do with that opportunity. For me I soaked in as much knowledge, skills, and advice that I could. I then harnessed those lessons to help my development as a person, leader, and Brother. I owe so much to Sig Tau and that is why I continue to volunteer and give back to our Brotherhood. It is truly and honor and a privilege to be elected as the 42nd National President of Sigma Tau Gamma. I am thrilled to work alongside a great Board of Directors and staff to enhance that Brotherhood experience," Van Camp said.
Professionally, Van Camp is Vice President of Administration for Vans Industrial. He is in charge of overseeing all business-related aspects, oversees all contracts, purchase orders and insurance related matters.
Jim Johnston 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. 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,” Johnston said.
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.
Jonathan Proehl has been regularly involved with Sigma Tau Gamma since his initiation on April 14th, 1996. As an undergraduate member, he was Vice President 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 in 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," Proehl said.
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 is married to his wife, Kelli. 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.
Jeremiah King was initiated into the Alpha Omega Chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2002. He served two terms as Chapter President, Chapter Active of the Semester three times, a Dent Man of the Year Finalist, and both Alpha Omega Alumni Association President and Secretary. At the national level, he served as a District Director and Regional Vice President. He is also a member of the Badge Society.
“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,” King said.
King works as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager for Brinkmann Constructors, which serves clients nationwide in a variety of roles including as 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 three sons: Jeremiah Jr., Frederick, and Philip (Sonny). King’s hobbies include coaching his children’s’ sports team, facilitating as Cubmaster, hiking, camping, and running. He has also served on the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees, Miner Alumni Association Board of Directors, Engineers’ Club of St. Louis Board of Directors, and Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis' Young Professionals Advisory Board.
John Barger was initiated into the Epsilon Eta Chapter at Murray State University in 1991, where he was a founding father for the chapter. He served as vice president of programs and eventually as chapter president. He served as president of the Epsilon Eta Alumni Association, as a Sig Tau Foundation Trustee, and has been an advisor to the Zeta Beta Chapter at Cincinnati. He is a Notable Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors and was awarded the Professor O.F. Grubbs Advisor of the Year in 2022.
"Back in the day, I remember my small chapter struggling through every single triumph and tribulation. We didn’t know it at the time, but these challenges taught countless lessons in life and love. Although my own fraternity story began long ago, I am sure many younger brothers testify to a similar experience. Campus climates and pressures have grown and evolved since my undergraduate days. Regardless, our superb brotherhood has proven itself as the constant over the years. The future isn’t absolute yet our organization must endure. To preserve and thrive, we must be Sigma Tau Gammas for Life. By this, I mean “lighten the young guys’ burden” and “kindle our lifelong fellowships," Barger said.
Professionally, Barger is an Engineer Staff Officer with the Kentucky Army National Guard and has been awarded a bronze star, army commendation medal, army achievement medal, and a humanitarian service medal.
Christian Ely was initiated into the Gamma Phi Chapter at Southern Indiana in 2012. He served the chapter as executive vice president and as president. After graduation, he became vice president for the Gamma Phi Alumni Association, and has been an advisor to the Gamma Phi Chapter since 2018. In 2015, Ely was named the Ellsworth C. Dent Man of the Year and is a Notable Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors.
“I am honored by the opportunity to give back to an organization that means so much to me. Sigma Tau Gamma offers experiences and the chance to build relationships that can truly change ones life. I'm excited to be able to do my part to ensure that Sigma Tau Gamma continues to provide meaningful experiences to the membership," Ely said.
Professionally, Christian is a Double Certified Hand and Wound Therapist living in Houston, Texas. Originally from Indiana, he graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a double major in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, then an MS in Occupational Therapy. He went on to specialize in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and wound care. Currently, he works at All American Orthopedics as a hand therapist as well as serving in the Education Division of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
In his free time, Christian enjoys staying active, driving his jeep to the beach, exploring craft breweries and distilleries, and relaxing with his English Bull Dog “Jyn.”
Erik Kahl was initiated into the Beta Kappa Chapter at UW - La Crosse in 2007. He served as executive vice president, president of the chapter, and was a Greek senator in student government. After graduation, he served as a district director, regional director and chapter advisor for several years, was a 2012 recipient of the Winebrenner Distinguished Fraternity Service Award and is a Notable Morris Fellow of the Wilson C. Morris Fellowship of honored Foundation donors.
Professionally, Kahl works at the University of Wyoming as an Associate Director of Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. Prior to that, he was a part of the Sig Tau Headquarters professional staff for four years. He is a member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and the National Association of Campus Activities.