Chi Psi Executive Council

Chi Psi was first established at Union College in 1841, and then became a national fraternity with a second Alpha at Williams College in 1842. In the early years, even as Alphas were being added quickly, no central governance was needed. Communication was frequent between the many Alphas and the National Convention held each year saw almost all Brothers of the Fraternity attend. In 1879, the office of the #7 (National President) was created. Revisions were being made yearly as to how the Fraternity should be governed and in 1891, the Executive Council was established. It has expanded over the years and its members today are comprised of the current #7, Bill Hattendorf, all living past presidents, 11 alumni, and five undergraduate representatives. The Executive Council is assisted by an advisory board that currently consists of 10 alumni.

The Executive Council meets three or four times per year to oversee the governing affairs of the Fraternity between Conventions. It implements the directives of the Convention, oversees Central Office employees, grants preliminary colony status to prospective Alphas, and ensures that Fraternity activity conforms with the Constitution and By-Laws. See the current members of the Council below.

Hattendorf Cropped No Back

Bill Hattendorf, AΔ '69, Σ '82, H '83, ZΔ '19, #7

Swanzey, NH
Day, Mark

Mark G. Day, ѰΔ '70

Scottsdale, AZ

Rubin, Max 2

Max E. D. Rubin, YΔ '08

Sewickley, PA

Ashby, Turner

Turner Ashby, AΔ '21 (Georgia)

Southeast Undergraduate Rep.
Wells, Kurt

Kurt M. Wells, MΔ '95

Chairman - Cincinnati, OH

Logan, John

John S. Logan, EΔ '89

Highland Park, NJ
Britt, Michael

Michael R. Britt, ΔΔ '10, X '11

Oakland, CA

Friedman, Foster

Foster W. Friedman, OΔ '21 (Washington and Lee)

Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Rep.
Woodruff, Dave

David O. Woodruff, AΔ '81

Vice-Chair - Athens, GA

Gustafson, Michael

Michael R. Gustafson II, ΣΔ '93

Durham, NC

Milonas, Nick

Nickolas G. Milonas, E '07

San Francisco, CA

Gause, Samuel

Samuel B. Gause, Φ '21 (Hamilton)

Northeast Undergraduate Rep.
Bessey, Sam (P&G) Web

Samuel C. Bessey, HΔ '97, #23

Nashville, TN
Haltom, James

James A. Haltom, Σ '03

Nashville, TN

Artman, Nathan

Nathan C. Artman, HΔ '22 (Oregon)

West Coast Undergraduate Rep.
Jon, Noah

Noah J. Jon, ZΔ '23 (Illinois)

Midwest Undergraduate Rep.

Council Members Emeritus:

W. David Romoser, ZΔ '65  –  Mequon, WI

Michael Kosusko, Ξ '77  –  Durham, NC

Harold G. Arnwine II, TΔ '86, NΔ '02  –  New York, NY

Past #7's:

Dr. George W. Ray III, A '54 - Lextington, VA

Robert C. Preble, Jr., X '44 - Chicago, IL

Carleton A. Holstrom, I '57 - Pipersville, PA

Dr. Daniel B. Ahlberg, N '67 - Golden Springs, MN

Verne G. Istock, E '62 - Naples, FL