Please refer to the following list of bios for those alumni brothers nominated to serve as Acacia Fraternity Foundation Directors for 2011 - 2014.
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Christopher Caywood - University of Michigan ‘80. Order of Pythagoras. Attorney. Acacia Fraternity Foundation Director (2008 - present). President of Online Services at DeVry, Inc. Resides in Kenilworth, IL.
Mark Guidry - Louisiana State University ‘57. Order of Pythagoras; Award of Merit; past Chapter Advisor, Louisiana State Chapter. Board of Directors, Acacia Fraternity Foundation, 1996-2000. Retired CEO, Avasem Corporation; General Manager, Avanti Bufalini, LLC and Avaline Partners, LLC. Resides in Henderson, NV.
James N. Katsaounis - Ohio University ‘95. Order of Pythagoras. Past Alumni Director and President, Ohio Chapter Alumni Association and House Corporation. Past Chapter Advisor, Ohio Chapter. Past Assistant International Treasurer and Communications Director, Acacia International Headquarters. Past director of public relations, Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania. Associate Vice President, University Communications, Drexel University. Resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Gregory J. Owen - Carleton ’88. Award of Merit, Order of Pythagoras. International Counselor, International Council, 2004-2010. Founding Father, Carleton chapter. Chapter Advisor, Carleton chapter. ALA Fellow, 1995, 2005, 2006. Currently President of a public affairs/communications firm which he co-founded. Served in government at the provincial and federal levels, including as a senior advisor to the Premier of Ontario and as Chief of Staff to a senior cabinet member. Resides in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.
L. Dennis Smith, Ph.D. - Indiana University ‘56. Order of Pythagoras, Award of Merit. Professor and President Emeritus of the University of Nebraska. Former Dean, Executive Vice Chancellor & Acting Chancellor of the University of California- Irvine. Former professor at Purdue University and Staff Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. Professor of Biology. Acacia Fraternity Foundation Director (2005 - present), Acacia Fraternity Foundation Vice President and Co-Chair of the New Century Campaign. Dennis divides his time between Monticello, IN & Naples, FL.
Donald W. Solanas, Jr.- Louisiana State University ‘68. Order of Pythagoras; Award of Merit; George F. Patterson Award. First Undergraduate Counselor on National Council; Regional Counselor; Second Vice-President 1982-1992; President 1992-1998, International Council of Acacia Fraternity. Past Chapter Advisor, Louisiana State Chapter. Board of Directors, Acacia Fraternity Foundation (2003-present). Co-Owner, COO Arrowhead Energy Exploration, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA. Resides in Baton Rouge, LA.
Lamar Tims - University of Texas ‘61. Order of Pythagoras. Acacia Fraternity Foundation Director (2008 - present). Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Operations, Citibank, Dallas, Texas. Resides in Dallas, TX.
Harold Zarr - Iowa State University '73. Order of Pythagoras, Award of Merit. Alumni Board President, The Acacians at Iowa State. Member of Investment Committee, Acacia Fraternity Foundation. Professor, Mathematics and Business Finance, Des Moines Area Community College. Resides in Ankeny, IA.