Following our 2019 National Convention in Stillwater, Oklahoma we were left with two vacancies for District Governors and two positions were replaced due to election/appointment.
In the Midwest District, Tony Falcone (Life – Eta Omicron) has been appointed our 2019-2021 National Vice President for Professional Relations after twelve years as a District Governor. This vacancy was filled by Jennifer Pitts-Taylor (Life – Gamma Theta). Jennifer was recently a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and helped build the model we use for alumni-centered programming at our District Conventions. She also served on our National Curriculum Committee and brings that work and her background as a leader in Chi Omega Sorority to the role.
In the Northeast District, Marie Burleigh (Life – Omicron) has been the longest-serving District Governor in our Fraternity’s history and began in that role on July 1, 2000. Marie will be cycling off this year as she helps mentor the new Governors in the District. In her place, Sarah Fitzgerald (Life – Iota Delta) was appointed this July. A long-time leader in the Northeast District Alumni Association, she has been involved in the work of our alumni association for more than a decade and last biennium she served as a Curriculum Advisor as well. This July, Sarah was awarded the Scott Stowell Alumni Excellence Award for her work in the Northeast District.
Following his election to the office of National Vice President for Programs, Michael Napolitano (Life – Kappa Upsilon), will no longer serve as a District Governor in the Northeast District. After a long search I am pleased to appoint Dr. Brad Townsend (Alpha Epsilon) to the position of Northeast District Governor. Brad is the Director of Bands at the University of Pittsburgh and has worked with the chapters there since 2013. Prior to that, he was the Sponsor of the Theta chapter and for five years (2008-2013) served as Western District Governor.
A short time after the close of the 2019 National Convention, Latrondrick Hunter (Life – Zeta Eta) decided to step down as Southeast District Governor. We know the decision was not easy and we are honored by his work and passion for our organization. Following a long process where I was able to talk to an incredible slate of alumni leaders in the district, I have appointed Kalem Graham (Life – Zeta Psi) to serve as Southeast District Governor. Kalem is the Director of Bands at Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, and was previously Assistant Director of Bands at Langston University. From 2015 to 2018, Kalem served as a Southwest District Governor and during that time served on our National Nominations Committee.
We will be updating our National Website soon with their contact information as we continue our transition into the new biennium. Please join me in welcoming and celebrating these new members of our National Leadership Team and thanking the four incredible individuals who served as District Governors last biennium and continue to serve the organization and model our values.
Marco A. Krcatovich II
National President, 2019-2021