Delta Chi Appoints New Executive Director
WASHINGTON, DC (December 18, 2018) – After an extensive search led by Sterling Martin Associates, the Delta Chi Fraternity Board of Regents has selected Jerod Breit as the Fraternity’s 10th Executive Director and CEO, effective December 29, 2018.
“I am honored and humbled for the opportunity to continue a life in service to others,” Breit said. “Our future as a close association depends on intentional growth, providing our members with opportunity and celebrating what makes each of our brothers unique, all while coming together as one common brotherhood, sharing in one common bond. I am ecstatic for the opportunity to serve during the next chapter of our historic chronicle that is our beloved Fraternity.”
Breit attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Business Management. He was initiated into Delta Chi on November 10, 2000. Upon graduation, Breit worked in business management, sales and marketing for Applebee’s International, SYSCO Foods and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
In January 2017, Breit joined the Delta Chi International Headquarters as the Director of Member Safety, implementing a violation reduction strategy focused on enforcement, outreach, innovation and education. At the end of spring 2018, the Fraternity saw a 44% reduction in overall violations and a 77% decrease in incidents of hazing across its 118 chapters and colonies. In August 2018, Jerod was appointed by the Executive Committee as the Interim Executive Director and swiftly began forward momentum in the progress toward achieving the Fraternity’s Strategic Initiatives.
“The selection committee had a number of very qualified applications and Jerod’s strategic vision, operational experience, dedication to our Fraternity’s values and passion for service will all benefit Delta Chi in the years ahead,” Aaron Otto, Kansas State ’98, and Delta Chi International President said.
This is an exciting time for the Fraternity. Delta Chi is in the middle of implementing a five-year strategic plan which will create and cultivate a lifelong, values-based fraternal experience focusing in the areas of alumni engagement, education, growth, and civic responsibility. Additionally, the Fraternity announced earlier this year its intention to move its international headquarters from Iowa City, Iowa to Indianapolis, Indiana.
About Delta Chi
The Delta Chi Fraternity is an international brotherhood of undergraduate and alumni members whose goals are to promote friendship, develop character,advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education. Since its founding as a law fraternity in 1890, Delta Chi has grown to over 115,000members and today extends membership to the general college population. We maintain nearly 150 undergraduate and alumni chapters across North America. The Fraternity is dedicated to creating and cultivating a lifelong, values-based experience through networking, philanthropic, and leadership opportunities as well as events and gatherings to foster friendship and belonging.
About Sterling Martin Associates
Sterling Martin Associates is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing a superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.