Acacia Fraternity Foundation Directors for 2017 - 2020

Please refer to the following list of bios for those alumni brothers nominated to serve as Acacia Fraternity Foundation Directors for 2017 - 2020.

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Gerald C. Cook, Shippensburg ’66 – Award of Merit, George F. Patterson, Jr. Award, Order of Pythagoras; International President, Acacia Fraternity, 1998-2002; Past President, Board of Directors of the Acacia Fraternity Foundation, 1994 – 1998; Board of Directors, Acacia Fraternity Foundation (1992-1998 and 2011 – present), Chairman of the AFF Board Development Committee. Past Southern Region Director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Recently retired as Lead Public Health Advisor for the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta, GA. Resides in Roswell, GA.

David L. Ferguson, Indiana ’74 – Order of Pythagoras; Past President of the Indiana Chapter House Corporation Board; Past Chapter Advisor, Indiana Chapter; Lawyer at Ferguson Law. Resides in Bloomington, IN.

Mark R. Guidry, Louisiana State ’57 Award of Merit, George F. Patterson, Jr. Award, Order of Pythagoras; Past Chapter Advisor, Louisiana State Chapter; Board of Directors, Acacia Fraternity Foundation (2011 – present), member of the Investment Committee. Retired CEO, Avasem Corporation; General Manager, Avanti Bufalini, LLC and Avaline Partners, LLC. Resides in Henderson, NV.

Ronald T. Hopkins, Syracuse ’69Award of Merit, George F. Patterson, Jr. Award, Order of Pythagoras; International Treasurer, 1985-1990. Officer, Syracuse Corporation Board. Acacia Fraternity Foundation Director (2012 – present), Chairman of the Audit Committee. President, George O. Miller Co. Resides in Fayetteville, NY.

James N. Katsaounis, Ohio ’95 Award of Merit, Order of Pythagoras. Current Secretary of the Acacia Fraternity Foundation. 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.

David R. Quick, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute '93 - Past: Director, Ascentium; Development Manager, CommerceServer.net/SiteCore; Co-founder, Renasar Technologies Inc.; Current: Board member at Kingswood-Oxford School (West Hartford, CT); Development Manager in Microsoft Azure. Resides in Bellevue, WA

Donald W. Solanas, Jr., Louisiana State ’68 Award of Merit, George F. Patterson, Jr. Award, Order of Pythagoras, Donald W. Solanas Jr. Lifetime Service to acacia Award; Past President of the Acacia Fraternity Foundation. International President, Acacia Fraternity, 1992-1998; Second International Vice-President, 1982-1992; First Undergraduate Counselor on National Council; Regional Counselor; Past Chapter Advisor, Louisiana State Chapter; Co-Owner, COO Arrowhead Energy Exploration, LLC. Resides in Baton Rouge, LA

Byron A. Tabor, Iowa ’78 – Award of Merit; Order of Pythagoras; Iowa Colony Advisor; Corporation Board member 2001-present; Investment committee chair 2013-present; Kiwanis member 1990-present serving as Lt. Governor six times, President of 3 different clubs, currently Treasurer of one club and Secretary/Treasurer of another club as well as the assistant Nebraska-Iowa District Key Club Administrator; Recently retired as a computer programmer for the Derivatives team in the Investments Division of AEGON Asset Management. Resides with his wife, Julie, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Michael C. Tu, California ‘91Order of Pythagoras. Partner with the law firm of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Resides in La Canada Flintridge, CA.

Harold D. Zarr Jr., Iowa State University '73 - Order of Pythagoras (1999); Award of Merit (2006); George F. Patterson, Jr. Award (2013); Alumni Board President, The Acacians at Iowa State (1996 - present); Acacia Fraternity Foundation (2011 - present), AFF Investment Committee Chairman (2012 - present); Professor of Business Finance, Des Moines Area Community College, resides in Ankeny, Iowa.

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