Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity hired Ken Schneider as the Director of Development, Alumni & Real Estate. Ken attended Chapman University where he joined the fraternity in 2010 and earned a degree in history. From 2014-2016, Ken worked on Sigma Alpha Mu staff as an Educational Leadership Consultant before leaving to get his Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics. Before rejoining SAM, Ken worked in non-profit engagement, community building, and leadership development with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
As Director of Development, Alumni & Real Estate, Ken will lead the acquisition of housing for chapters for SAM National Properties through their established investment model. This position will also advance the strategic priority of alumni development to support active chapters and the growth of our active chapter roll. He brings significant experience to this role as the former Young Alumnus Consul of the Octagon 2018-2020.
“Ken’s previous staff and volunteer experience with Sigma Alpha Mu has uniquely prepared him to advance strategic priorities of real estate and alumni development. He has remained a proud champion of our mission and vision while demonstrating professional success with other non-profit organizations,” shared Executive Director Andy Huston. “I am excited to have Ken back on our team to enthusiastically lead these initiatives.”
Ken Schneider shared, “Sigma Alpha Mu has meant so much to my personal and professional development. The opportunity to help this organization grow and thrive into the future is one that is beyond exciting and will motivate me on a daily basis. I also look forward to interacting with our fantastic alumni who share a common love for this fraternity and the impact it can have.” Ken began working full-time for the fraternity on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, remotely from Detroit, Michigan.
Sigma Alpha Mu was founded in 1909 at the College of the City of New York as a fraternity of Jewish men; the organization has been open to all men of good moral character since 1953. Sigma Alpha Mu’s vision is to be the first choice of collegians seeking a forward-thinking, inclusive fraternity which enhances the university experience and prepares the fraternity member for a fulfilling life. With its International Headquarters located in Indianapolis, IN, the fraternity currently has 46 collegiate chapters and over 59,000 living alumni.