Acacia adds new Leadership Consultants to staff

When classes begin this fall on college campuses across North America, Acacia will have two new Leadership Consultants the road to visiting our chapters & colonies to help each one perform at its best. Leadership Consultants’ primary responsibilities are to evaluate, educate, and motivate our chapters during 3-4 day in-depth visits with each group. Both of this year’s LC’s bring strong resumes to the table and a zeal to better our fraternity’s record. Gregory J. Lary, Ohio ’09, a 2013 graduate of Ohio University with a B.S. in Political Science, served his chapter in numerous roles as an undergraduate including Venerable Dean, Pledge Educator, and IFC Representative. Greg’s leadership coincided with a resurgence of the Ohio Chapter which earned it the President’s Award for membership growth at Acacia’s 57th Biennial Conclave in 2012. Greg was recognized by his chapter as Undergraduate of the Year in 2012 and Acacian of the Year in 2013.

Says Brother Lary, "I hope to use my competitive nature to help develop strong, feasible strategies for up-and-coming Acacia chapters to reach their full potential."

Greg may be reached by email at

Nathaniel D. McKee, Missouri ’10 is a 2013 University of Missouri graduate, where he double-majored in Psychology and English. Nathan served his chapter as Senior Dean, Director of Recruitment, and Academic Chairman. The Missouri Chapter grew its membership by 50% during Nathan’s recruitment term. His chapter has also awarded him with the Richard Jesse Award for Academic Excellence.

Nate is an Eagle Scout and plans to earn his JD-MBA in the future. "I’m excited to go learn and help advance my brothers’ efforts all around the nation. My goal is to help find a plan for every chapter that will give them a sense of pride when they become alumni."

Nathan may be reached by email at

Acacia would also like to thank outgoing Leadership Consultant Nicholas M. Montanari, Washington State ’08 for his service over the past year. Brother Montanari is pursuing a Master’s Degree at the University of Idaho beginning this fall.