TKE News

07/24/14
Professional Staff Restructuring Announcement

Indianapolis – Tau Kappa Epsilon announces restructuring of several positions within the TKE Professional Staff. Effective immediately, the position of Associate Regional Director (ARD) will be realigned and referred to as Fraternal Services Specialist (FSS), Frater Todd Farmer will be taking on a new role as Director of Alumni Engagement and Frater Jeremiah Smith will assume the position of Web Developer.

TKE has redesigned our organization model to optimize resources more efficiently, and aligns staff more effectively with the support of regional, provincial and chapter needs.

Fraternal Services Specialists

Each of the Fraternal Services Specialists will serve in all of Tau Kappa Epsilon's four regions – eliminating the boundaries recently associated with ARDs. In this role, Fraternal Services Specialists will be better suited to serve specific needs of chapters across the nation, while continuing to engage chapters in recruitment, compliance, service, philanthropy and leadership.

The Offices of the Grand Chapter is committed to providing the best support and guidance to Fraters on every campus. With Fraternal Services Specialists ability to travel into each of TKE's four regions, TKE will be better equipped to aid in the development and growth of chapters and colonies. This new structure will also allow FSSs greater control in calculating budget expenses – cutting unnecessary expenses and traveling time.

Fraters Kyle Erdman (Alpha-Gamma, Washington State University), Gabe Espinosa (Beta-Xi, Arizona State University), Cory Martin (Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI), and Travis Skodack (Nu-Eta, Boise State University) will each serve as Fraternal Services Specialists.

Kyle Erdman
kerdman@tke.org

Gabe Espinosa
gespinosa@tke.org

Cory Martin
cmartin@tke.org

Travis Skodack
tskodack@tke.org

"With a constantly evolving landscape surrounding Greek Communities across the United States and Canada, I'm excited to be in a position to engage and better serve our collegiate members," said new Fraternal Services Specialist Kyle Erdman.

Additional Staff Announcements

Newly appointed Director of Alumni Engagement, Frater Todd Farmer (Xi-Theta, University of West Georgia) has served the Fraternity for over 20 years in several capacities. "I'm excited to identify and engage the thousands of alumni where TKE has been missing from their life," says Farmer. Todd will be attending and hosting alumni events across the country in an effort to attract new volunteers and increase alumni involvement in key areas.  

Frater Jeremiah Smith (Grand Chapter) in his new role of Web Developer will be tasked with the responsibility of designing, coding and modifying the TKE.org website from layout to function. "Programming has always been a childhood dream of mine. I’ve always wanted this opportunity. To see what we can accomplish and how we can further engage collegiate and alumni members is very exciting to me," said Jeremiah. Jeremiah is a graduate of ITT Technical Institute and Kentucky native.

The position of Regional Director will continue to operate in its current role. Please join us in congratulating these Fraters on their new roles, and congratulating the entire team on a job well done in 2013-2014.

For more information, please contact:

Alex Baker
Chief Information Officer
317.872.6533
tkeogc@tke.org