IHQ welcomes new faces to staff


Bateman HeadshotDylan Bateman

•Educational Leadership Consultant

•Arkansas State University

Originally from Paragould, Ark., Bateman will graduate in May with his bachelor of arts in history with a minor in Spanish from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. In his chapter Bateman served as secretary, vice president, and fraternity educator. In addition to the fraternity, he has also served as a global student leader, vice president of community relations and president of the Interfraternity Council. In the spring of 2013 Bateman was voted “Most Outstanding Member” by his chapter and was also honored as Greek life’s “Most Outstanding Junior.” In his free time Bateman enjoys playing golf, reading anything historical, and traveling.

Joseph Berry HeadshotJoseph Berry

•Educational Leadership Consultant

•University of South Carolina Aiken

Originally from Newberry, S.C., Joseph attended the USC-Aiken, where he received his degree in communications. He joined Lambda Chi Alpha as a transfer sophomore his first semester at USC Aiken. As an undergraduate, Joseph served as both vice presidents, as well as thepresident for his chapter. He served on IRT at the 2014 GA. While on campus he served on IFC as a delegate for his chapter, student government as public relations senator and programing senator, chancellor ambassador, member of the Order of Omega, officer on the campus’ Ducks Unlimited chapter, member of the College Republicans, orientation leader, and student coordinator for Community Service Programs. He also participated in the Leadership USC Aiken certificate program.

CatalanoHeadshotNick Catalano

•Educational Leadership Consultant

•University of New Hampshire

Born and raised just north of Boston, Mass., Catalano attended the University of New Hampshire where he majored in Psychology. Catalano regularly volunteered at UNH’s Browne Center for experiential learning.  Each autumn, he assisted with FIRST Lego League, a robotics competitions for elementary and middle school students interested in engineering.  As an undergrad, Nick served as conclave programming chair, Alumni Liaison and President. Nick is a huge fan of Boston sports teams, fantasy football, or anything NFL related.

Martens HeadshotAlex Martens

•Educational Leadership Consultant

•University of Southern Indiana

From Indianapolis, Ind., Martens attended USI, studying history with an education minor and have a huge passion for social studies education. Martens enjoys international relations, politics, and American history. While attending USI, he received awards such as the Provost Top Student Leader Award, All Campus Achievement Award, and three different Alumni Services Scholarships. Martens has a huge passion for helping the Red Cross, Feeding America and the Special Olympics of Vanderburgh County. 

Bell HeadshotZac Bell

•Educational Leadership Consultant

•Edinboro University

Bell is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa. In addition to being a part of Lambda Chi Alpha, Bell was also a part Edinboro’s Mock Trial Team and Edinboro’s Order of Omega chapter. Among Bell’s numerous High Zeta positions while in his chapter, Bell also served as the conclave chairman for the 2016 Great Lakes Conclave.  In his spare time, Bell enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, Call of Duty and watching CNN.

Gafron HeadshotNick Gafron

•Educational Leadership Consultant

•Elmhurst College

Nick Gafron studied music business at Elmhurst College. He is originally from the town of Hoffman Estates, Ill. During his time at Elmhurst, he had the privilege of joining Lambda Chi Alpha, academic honors society Phi Kappa Phi, music honors society Lambda Sigma Psi, and the Fraternal Values Society. Gafron held the roles of High Gamma, High Phi, High Rho, Big Brother Coordinator and Inner Circle Steward. He was heavily involved in music while at Elmhurst, being a part of the Elmhurst College Concert Choir all four years. He also had the honor of being able to perform at the Chicago Symphony Center and Carnegie Hall.

Taylor Krivas HeadshotTaylor Krivas

•Educational Leadership Consultant

•Valparaiso University

Born in Suwannee, Ga., Krivas moved around the Midwest and has lived in Valparaiso, Indiana, for the past 11 years. Krivas attended Valparaiso University as a Psychology and Sociology double major, joining the Iota-Sigma Zeta and the student programming executive board by his second semester. Krivas also worked in the student union, as a new student orientation assistant, as a senior programming council member, and on the Interfraternity Council.

Promotions and new hire

BrandanBondsBrandan Bonds

•Associate Director of Executive Operations

•University of New Orleans

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, La., Bonds is a motivated and accomplished graduate with unique work and leadership experience. He received his Bachelor of Arts in political science in May 2014 from the University of New Orleans in New Orleans. As a student leader, he served his campus as Student Government president, campus ambassador, orientation leader, and leadership cabinet member. In addition, he served the University Council as the student representative, and voting member of the Strategic Planning subcommittee. Bonds has served on the professional staff at the International Headquarters as a senior educational leadership consultant for the last two years.

AlyssaBennettAlyssa Bennett

•Associate Director of Harm Reduction

•Ball State University and Indiana State University (grad degree)

From Middletown, Ind., Bennett attended Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., from 2009-2013 where she majored in history and received minors in political science, counseling psychology, and leadership studies. Bennett continued her education at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., from 2013-2015, and received a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education. During her time at Indiana State, she served as a graduate assistant for the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity. Bennett joined the Lambda Chi Alpha International Headquarters staff as the chapter conduct coordinator after receiving her degree from Indiana State in June 2015.

Josh WomackJosh Womack

•Associate Director of Chapter Services

•University of Montevallo

Womack was born and raised in Huntsville, Ala., before completing his undergraduate career at the University of Montevallo.  While at Montevallo, Womack participated in the McNair Scholar Program, Montevallo Masters, Montevallo Mavens, and Housing and Residence Life as an RA and hall director. Womack served as an ELC and the education curriculum specialist prior to becoming the associate director of chapter services.

DavidSchielerDavid Schieler

•Education Curriculum Specialist

•Minnesota State University, Mankato

Born in Detroit, Mich., Schieler attended Minnesota State University, Mankato.  He was initiated into Lambda-Delta Zeta in the Fall of 2011 and quickly took to Lambda Chi Alpha leadership, holding the office of High Beta, High Delta, High Kappa, High Phi, as well as serving as standards chairman and as a member of the executive committee. Through campus involvement, including positions within the Student Government Association and the campus programming board, Schieler earned a degree in communication studies, and he became an educational leadership consultant in 2015. During his time as an ELC, Schieler served the northeast and much of the atlantic conclaves, covering an area from Washington D.C. to Maine and through east-central Pennsylvania. Schieler is excited to bring all of his diverse experience, both personal and professional, to the educational curriculum specialist position.

KyleMcCormickKyle McCormick

•Chapter Conduct Coordinator

•Ball State University

Originally from Ladoga, Ind., Kyle was a Business Administration major and graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. During the past year Kyle has traveled as an Educational Leadership Consultant to chapters in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri. Kyle also participated in the McDaniel College expansion in Westminster, Maryland.

Neil StangleinNeil Stanglein

•Director of Annual Giving and Communications Programs, Educational Foundation

•University of Missouri

Stanglein 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 working with fraternity and sorority housing capital campaigns. Neil currently serves as a member of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation Board of Directors, as a facilitator for Campuspeak and LaunchPoint, and has facilitated for Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Zeta and Sigma Kappa Sororities.

Stanglein 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.