Sigma Tau Gamma Chief Executive Officer William P. Bernier, Iota ’71, has announced two Headquarters staff advancements. Derek Kaimann, Beta ’09, has been promoted to Director of Expansion and Michael Smoll, Delta ’03, has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Growth.
From 2011 to May 2013, Kaimann (left) served the Headquarters staff as an expansion counselor. He helped to start and re-organize chapters at eight campuses over four semesters. These include: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Florida Institute of Technology, Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Alabama, Auburn University, Carnegie Mellon University and Oklahoma State University.
In his new role Kaimann will oversee all aspects of the expansion process including planning, recruitment, training and provisional chapter support. He will also manage the expansion counselor staff.
We are delighted to have Derek serving Sigma Tau Gamma in this key staff position,” said Bernier. Derek brings to his new role a proven track record of success and a level of enthusiasm that will lead to continued success.
Since 2009, Smoll (right) has served as the director of expansion, having started his tenure with the Headquarters as a leadership consultant in 2007. As director of expansion, he led the efforts to expand Sigma Tau Gamma into new geographic regions and has overseen the Fraternity’s growth at several leading national institutions.
This August at the Stan Musial Strategic Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Smoll was recognized for his efforts to grow the Fraternity by being awarded the D. Kenneth Winebrenner Distinguished Service Medal. He also routinely presents on the topic of fraternity expansion at professional association national and regional conferences throughout the year. He is regarded as one of the leading experts on fraternity expansion.
Bernier remarked that:
As vice president of strategic growth Michael will continue to guide our organizational growth. His responsibilities will include selection of expansion sites and the development relationships with prospect campuses. He will also assist me by using his considerable knowledge of higher education and the fraternity system to inform our strategic planning in all aspects of our organization.