Alumni Affairs Committee

Following Convention 2012 in Portland, Oregon, the policy governance of the DLP Alumni Association was reorganized into the Alumni Affairs Committee, a standing committee of the Delta Lambda Phi Board of Directors. The committee is comprised of the President of the DLP Alumni Association and eight additional members. The President of the DLP Alumni Association also serves as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the Board of Directors. The current members of the committee are:

 
Bryan Guffey Headshot
Br. Bryan Guffey, DLPAA President & AAC Chair
bryan.guffey@dlp.org
 
What are your life commitments outside of Delta Lambda Phi?
I work full time for a large healthcare technology firm in Managed Services – practically, I help nonprofits implement and use technology most effectively to further their missions. This involves a lot of driving, fixing computers, and implementing new projects. I also spend a large amount of time as a coach, judge, and volunteer for many contemporary a cappella events and organizations. Basically, I spend time doing the real life Pitch Perfect!
 
What were your motivations to join the AAC?
I had been away from the fraternity for a year or so, and was asked to run at a DLPAA meeting. I’d always been involved in DLP, so it wasn’t a hard decision. I’ve always tried to go where DLP needs me. 
 
What are you motivations for being an involved alumnus?
DLP changed my life, made me a more confident individual, and showed me how powerful each of us are. I am committed to bringing that opportunity to others, and honestly, I love the free hugs that come with it!!
 
What intangible incentive(s) do you feel the DLPAA provides its members and/or the brotherhood?  
I think the DLPAA provides a heightened sense of connection, the ability to know that your brothers are there and are supporting you; it provides an additional feeling of accomplishment by giving back to the fraternity through membership or supporting DLPAA programs. I also think the DLPAA provides the brotherhood with a way to keep brotherhood alive as you grow out of college, no matter how near or far you are to a chapter or DLP. 
 
What excites you most about the DLPAA in the coming years? 
Oh, so many things! With our new membership model, we’ll finally be able to give real, tangible incentives to members of the DLPAA. That gets me really excited. Also, I’m looking forward to really beginning to help support more efforts of the fraternity at large both with people and money, enabling the Fraternity to serve more brothers and potential brothers more effectively. Also, we’ve got some awesome and innovative ways to make sure alumni re still getting value out of their fraternity experience, and that’s the most exciting thing of all!! 
 

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Br. Nolan Petersen, Vice-Chair
nolan.petersen@dlp.org
 
What are your life commitments outside of Delta Lambda Phi?
Currently, I work as a licensed real estate assistant, and as staff at a local non-profit civic theater. Both things keep me engaged with the community–my real passion–and keep me working towards my goals of opening a community center or queer coffee shop in my city.
 
What were your motivations to join the AAC?
After existing as a colonist with not much attachment to the larger organization of DLP, I found myself needing an outlet for my fraternal ideas as an alumnus. The position was offered, and I felt I could provide a fresh voice, being a brand-new alumnus and having come from a ‘clean slate’ chapter, where older alumni had not influenced my experience extensively.
 
What are you motivations for being an involved alumnus?
Brotherhood is a lifelong journey in DLP, not matter how involved you are. I was lucky to be part of a colony that was supported by amazing alumni and mentors, and their impression on me leaves me with a need to give back my time and talents (and money, once I have any) to an organization which is actively changing the lives and communities of which it is a part.
 
What intangible incentive(s) do you feel the DLPAA provides its members and/or the brotherhood? 
The moment where I feel most connected to the Brotherhood of DLP is in meeting new Brothers and finding an instant bond because of some of the common values we share. DLPAA provides a network of people with those same values from all over, allowing me to tap into a group of people in whom I can find support, inspiration, guidance, and friendship.
 
What excites you most about the DLPAA in the coming years?
The track to move beyond building the foundation for the organization. The chance to enhance the alumni experience with tangible benefits (which also highlights the intangible benefits), to increase the number of people in DLPAA because of the clear benefits to membership, and finally to begin utilizing the power of the growing network of alumni to feed energy back into DLP–thus building a better brotherhood for the future.
 
 
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Br. Miles Brainard, Clerk
miles.brainard@dlp.org
 
What are your life commitments outside of Delta Lambda Phi?
Professionally, I work as a planner for the MIDAS Council of Government, a regional agency that provides planning and transportation services to a six county area in rural northwestern Iowa. Examples of my work include grant administration, municipal code review, and map making. Otherwise, I serve as clerk to the Alumni Affairs Committee, read about Middle East history, and enjoy cooking at home.
 
What were your motivations to join the AAC?
Br. Bryan Guffey asked me if I would be willing to serve as an interim clerk to the Committee prior to becoming an alumni and I agreed. After a few months, it became reasonable that I should run for election to the Committee and have been serving in that capacity ever since.
 
What are you motivations for being an involved alumnus?
Remaining involved in the fraternity as an alum is all about giving back to an organization I owe a lot to. I want to ensure that other people have the same opportunity to take part that I did.
 
What intangible incentive(s) do you feel the DLPAA provides its members and/or the brotherhood?  
Members of the Alumni Association have the satisfaction of knowing they are continuing to play a role in supporting their community. It is also a good way to stay in the know.
 
What excites you most about the DLPAA in the coming years? 
Growing the Association into an ever more robust institution excites me a great deal. I am eager to see where the leadership team is able to take it over the next several years. 
 
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Br. Troy Hoffman, At-Large Member
troy.hoffman@dlp.org
 
What are your life commitment outside of Delta Lambda Phi?
I am currently an Instructional Technology teacher. I teach computer skills to kids Kindergarten through fifth grade. When I am not at school I belong to two bowling leagues (a teacher league and a LGBT league) and I sing in the school system’s Employee Chorus. I am also have been a member of the AAC for the past nine years and am currently serving as the Chapter Advisor for the Beta Sigma chapter.
 
What were your motivations to join the AAC?
I joined the AAC because I had ended my active experience but wanted to continue my fraternity experience. I enjoy being part of an organization that helps support the current active brotherhood and to ensure that they have the same positive experience that I had while I was an active member in my chapter.
 
What are you motivations for being an involved alumnus?
I feel that by working with the AAC I am helping to encourage and mold a new generation of brothers within Delta Lambda Phi. I also wanted to serve as a role model and mentor to the active brothers. I have the wonderful experience of being a Colony Mentor to the Beta Sigma chapter and helping create a new experience for other brothers and sharing my wisdom and experiences.
 
What intangible incentive(s) do you feel the DLPAA provides its members and/or the brotherhood?
I feel that DLPAA provides a person the opportunity to continue their brotherhood experience at a different level and place. You can work and bond with other brothers outside of your home chapter and use them as a network in your professional life. It also provides a network of people who have a common bond and experience and how that can be used in a professional manner.
 
What excites you most about the DLPAA in the coming years?
The things that excite me about the DLPAA in the upcoming years are attending more White and Gold Weekends and bonding with other alumni and have the ability to mentor new brothers within the active chapters and be a positive role model of what it means to be a Lambda Man. I am a true believer that Brotherhood is a life long journey.
 
 Br. Brenden Edge, At-Large Member
 
Br. Kevin O’Keefe, At-Large Member
 
Br. Francis Senecal-LeBeuf, Ex-Officio, Fraternity Office
francis.senecal-lebeuf@dlp.org
What are your current professional and personal commitments (what makes you tick/keeps you busy)? 
I work in supply chain management in the agri-food industry; more specifically, I do production planning and purchasing for a meat transformation plant in Montreal, Canada. It involves inventory management and production throughput estimation through Excel files and pivot tables. Outside of work, I enjoy learning about architecture, urban planning, and reading.
 
What were your motivations to join the AAC?
As a newly elected Active At-Large member of the Board of Directors, I was approached by the AAC to join them as one of the Board’s appointee to further strengthen the Active-to-Alumnus journey of our newly graduated active brothers. I believe I can bring valuable insight to the Committee and help the DLPAA become a more active player with the DLP family by growing its membership and getting new Alumni engaged early on.
 
What are you motivations for being an involved alumnus? 
Delta Lambda Phi is an organization that provides amazing synergy to its members: you always get more out from it than what you give in. We can lean on our Alumni body to bring valuable insight and resources to our Chapters and Colonies and that is what motivates me to continue my journey within DLP as an involved alumnus. There is so much more we can bring to our future Brothers that, as alumni, we need to stay engage with DLP.
 
What intangible incentive(s) do you feel the DLPAA provides its members and/or the brotherhood?
I feel the two best incentives of the DLPAA are the networking opportunities offered by our diverse alumni body and the continued bonding made possible with Brothers from different Chapters across the continent. Being from Canada, it provides this amazing family south of the border with which to meet as we visit the USA.
 
What excites you most about the DLPAA in the coming years?
The recent growth in membership, mainly from newly graduated Brothers, excites me the most. With this influx, we can strengthen the role and mission of the DLPAA and bring even more to our Alumni, our Active Brothers, and our Chapters, Colonies, and LAA’s. We have a bright future ahead of us!
 
You can find the meeting information for the committee on Confluence here. Committee meetings are generally the Sunday after Board of Directors meetings.