Written by Kelby Dolan, Director of Communications & Alumni Engagement
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 our staff as an Educational Leadership Consultant before leaving to get his Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics. “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,” shared Executive Director Andy Huston. “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,” shared Fra Schneider. “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 January 4, 2022, remotely from Detroit, Michigan. Learn more Ken and the new position at
sam.org/ken and meet more of our new staff on page 23 of Around the Chapters.
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity hired Mario Tobar (West Florida, ‘15) as the Assistant Director of Operations. Mario attended the University of West Florida where he joined the fraternity in 2015. He earned a degree in Mathematics and is completing his Master’s in Data Science.
As Assistant Director of Operations, Mario will serve as the key staff leader for the continued enhancement of database services and processes to enable more data-driven insights. He will also update membership records and educational resources in the MyΣAM Resource Center in support of achieving the mission of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity.
“Mario is a dynamic member who brings a variety of mission-critical skills to our team,” shared Executive Director Andy Huston. “In this role, Mario will have a significant impact on the member experience. He will be instrumental in our efforts to realize the ΣAM 2030 Strategic Plan.”
Mario looks forward to improving customer service and organizational efficiency by maximizing the fraternity’s database. He shared, “I cannot wait to dive deep into this role and enhance my skills and the lives of our chapters by enhancing the database and making applications on the portal friendlier for our fraters!” Learn more about Mario at sam.org/mario.
Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity has named Jerred McCormick as Director of Growth. Jerred attended the University of Arkansas where he joined Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity in 2007. He earned a B.S. degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. As Director of Growth, Jerred will lead efforts as highlighted in our ΣAM 2030 strategic plan by expanding the chapter roll and delivering recruitment resources to support collegiate members and volunteers.
“Jerred brings substantial enthusiasm and experience to the role of Director of Growth,” shared Executive Director Andy Huston. “Over the past decade, Jerred has held progressive roles leading teams to support youth development. His recent roles have demonstrated his ability to manage complex administrative processes with a multitude of stakeholders, of which there are many parallels to our system of growth. We’re thrilled to have him as the newest member of our team.”
Director of Growth McCormick shared, “Fraternity life has been an integral part of my career. It has allowed me opportunities to work in a multitude of areas. I look forward to working with an organization that has continued to be a pillar of success for generations of collegiate men.”
Learn more about Jerred at sam.org/jerred.
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