Sigma Alpha Mu Endowment Fund Trustees


Chairman – David H. Phillips (Westerville, OH)


David Phillips was initiated in the Sigma Beta Chapter at The Ohio State University in 1980. He has remained involved with his chapter and currently serves as its house corporation president. Phillips began his involvement with the international Fraternity as Regional Governor. He has been a member of various Fraternity committees, including the Scholarship Committee and the Education Committee. Fra Phillips served on the Octagon beginning in the early 1990s; he served as Vice Supreme Prior and Supreme Prior (1999-2001). He has been an Endowment Fund Trustee since 2002, having served as its Treasurer for the last two years. He also serves as Vice President of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation. In his business career, Fra Phillips is in the property management business in Columbus, Ohio. He and his wife Debby have two sons.


Vice Chairman – Marc E. Perlstein (Richardson, TX)


Beta Sigma ’71 – University of North Texas. Marc served his Beta Sigma chapter as Recorder and Prior and won the Outstanding Recorder Award as well as the University of North Texas’ “Greek of the Year.” After graduating, he served as his chapter’s Alumni Advisor and later as Regional Governor of the Southwest Province from 1978 to 1982. Marc served a second term as Regional Governor of the Gulf Province from 2003-04 and named “Outstanding Regional Governor” in 2004. He became Consul of the Octagon in 2004 and served as Supreme Recorder, Exchequer, Vice Supreme Prior and ultimately Supreme Prior in 2011-2013. He has served on the Board of Directors of Congregation Shearith Israel, Levine Academy, a Solomon Schechter School, and currently on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Hillel. Marc is a member of the Sigma Theta Housing Corporation and President of the Sigma Sigma Housing Corporation. Marc works for Concentra as Assistant Vice President, National Accounts, in Dallas, TX. He is married to his wife, Debbie, a former Beta Sigma Chapter Sweetheart. They have a daughter Beka and son, Max.


Secretary – Phillip I. Glauben (Dallas, TX)


Phil served as Recorder, Vice Prior, and Prior (and later Chapter Advisor) of his Beta Sigma chapter at North Texas State University, and won the Fraternity's Recorder's Key and Undergraduate Achievement Award. He also served as IFC President and received the University's Outstanding Greek Award twice. He began his alumni service in Sigma Alpha Mu in 1985 as Regional Governor, before being elected to the Octagon in 1989. He served as Supreme Recorder, Vice Supreme Prior, and as Supreme Prior from 1995-1997. He chaired the committees which created the Model Candidate Education Program, and the Chapter Performance Standards program. He has served as the Fraternity's Educational Programs Chairman since 1991. He received the Alumni Service Award in 2004. In 2008, he was re-elected to the Octagon, and again served as Supreme Prior from 2008-2011. He was appointed Endowment Fund Trustee in 2013, where he currently serves, and he is Sigma Alpha Mu's North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Delegate. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas BBYO Advisory Board, and his alma mater's (University of North Texas) Alumni Association, where he served as President from 2004-2006. He received his University's Alumni Service Award in 2008, and Outstanding Greek Alumnus Award in 2008. Phil is Vice President-Sales for Komar Alliance, is married to Linda, and has two children–Sarah (Golman) and Ross.


Treasurer – David S. Rice (Chicago, IL)



Trustee – Richard H. Williamson (St. Simon's Island, GA)


Richie Williamson has been an Endowment Fund Trustee since 1991, having served as its Treasurer from 1994 to 2011 and its Chairman since 2011. Before that, Fra Williamson served on the Octagon from 1972-1986 and served as Treasurer and Supreme Prior (1984-1986). Richie was honored by the Fraternity as its Outstanding Chapter Advisor and its Outstanding Regional Governor. He received the Fraternity's William P. Schwartz Distinguished Service Award in 2007. In his professional career, Fra Williamson served on the faculty at North Carolina State University before joining the US Atomic Energy Commission as a technology forecaster. He retired in 1994 from his position as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs in Washington, DC. He attended North Carolina State University and was initiated into Sigma Omega Chapter in 1960. He has two children (Kevin, initiated into Sigma Omega in 1988, and Shawn) and two grandchildren. With his wife, Janie Shaheen, he retired to a golf course on St. Simons Island, GA.


Trustee – John Ale (Houston, TX)


Trustee – Ira Rubenstein (Arlington, VA)