Sigma Alpha Mu Endowment Fund Trustees
Chairman – Richard H. Williamson
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.
Vice Chairman – Ronald S. Katch
Ronald S. Katch has served as a trustee of the Endowment Fund since 1980. He currently serves as its vice-chairman, having previously served as Secretary and Treasurer. He also serves as a Director and Treasurer of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation. Fra Katch served on the Octagon from 1970-1980. He attended the University of Illinois and served as its Prior 1953-1954. Fra Katch is a certified public accountant opening his own practice in 1959. He formed the partnership, Katch, Tyson & Company in 1977 and served as the managing partner until 2009. Ron served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Illinois CPA Society, one as its secretary. He represented the Society on the governing council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for seven years. The Illinois CPA Society awarded him with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. Fra Katch was also active with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants serving on its Tax Executive Committee, Ethics Executive Committee and the Private Company Practice Section Executive Committee, as well as chairman of the Professional Liability Insurance Plan Committee. While on the latter committee, he was instrumental in creating AmerInst Insurance Group, a publicly held corporation of CPA's devoted to assure the availability of professional liability insurance to the CPA profession. He served on its Board of Directors from 1987-2007, serving as Chairman 1999-2007. He is now Chairman Emeritus.
Treasurer – David H. Phillips
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.
Secretary – Phillip I. Glauben
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.
Trustee – Craig L. Ludin
Craig Ludin graduated from Michigan State University in 1976, where he was an active member and officer of the Mu Chi Chapter. He earned his MBA from Michigan State in 1978. Over the years, Fra Ludin has served the Fraternity in several capacities. He was Regional Governor of the Keystone Province from 1980-86, and of the Liberty Province from 1988-1989. He also served on the organizing committee fort he 1981 Atlanta Convention. Fra Ludin has attended over a dozen annual conventions. He was appointed as a Trustee of the SAM Endowment Fund in 2011, and currently serves as Secretary. In his professional career, Fra Ludin is a CPA, licensed in three states, including NJ, PA and Florida. He is a partner is the accounting practice of Ludin, Eckert & Fullam, PC, and his focus is on tax, estates, and non-profit organizations. Fra Ludin is also involved in several civic and religious organizations including the Young Leadership Council of Philadelphia, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Hillel, and was a founder and board member of Kehilat HaNahar in Pennsylvania. Ludin and his wife Nancy (who is the Executive Director of the Jewish Agency in Orlando) have three grown sons, Daniel, Aaron, and Evan. The Ludins reside in the Orlando, Florida area.
Trustee – Marc E. Perlstein
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.
Trustee – Hanno D. Mott
When Hanno Mott, Cincinnati '51, graduated from law school, he moved from Cincinnati to New York City to begin his law practice and promptly called the Fraternity headquarters (then in New York) to volunteer his time and talent. His offer was accepted, and 56 years of continuous service have followed. He has been a ready legal advisor to the Fraternity and to the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation. He has done original legal research on fraternities and foundations. Additionally he was the director of the old Sigma Alpha Mu Development Corporation and has served as a trustee of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation, becoming its president in 2009. Hanno served on the Octagon two different times. He has twice been Supreme Recorder and has also served as Vice-Supreme Prior. He was Supreme Prior from 1991-1993. Elected in August at a youthful 58, he is the oldest frater ever to become Supreme Prior. In recognition of his steadfast dedication to the Fraternity and for his consistent service, Fra Mott was awarded the Fraternity’s Distinguished Service Award in 1995. Fra Mott’s service on the Endowment Fund began in 1984 and he continues to serve as a Trustee. Professionally, Fra Mott has developed a successful law practice specializing in international business, taxation and art law; he formerly taught federal taxation in the New York University Graduate School of Law. Fra Mott is an art connoisseur and an amateur oenologist. He has served on the International Board Governors of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of The Friends of the Israel Museum. He was also a board member of the Jewish Community Center of the Upper Westside in New York. He has endowed the Hanno D. Mott Scholarship in the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation.