OFFICERS

Every two years active members of the Valley Of The Sun Alumni Club elect 16 club officers in April to serve two-year terms. Terms run from May 1st to May 1st. Everyone is encouraged to participate and help out where they can. There are numerous opportunities to lead, to help the fraternity, and the alumni club outside of being an elected official. 

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Ashton Faires
President
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Ashton graduated from Wichita State University in 1999. He served as Phikeia Trainer, Vice President, and President of Kansas Delta. He was an Infantry NCO in the US Army. He received his MBA from ASU in 2009. He currently works as a Regional Director of Sales for a privately held software company and runs his own growing real estate business. He is married with four kids between the ages of 14 and 12. This is Ashton's second term as the club's President.

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Jason Nolander
Treasurer

Jason joined Phi Delta Theta at the University of Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1985. He served as IFC Representative and Scholarship Chairman at Arizona Alpha at the University of Arizona. Jason has served as the Valley of the Sun Alumni Club's treasurer for the last seven years. He has over 24 years of experience in Financial Services. Jason and his wife Leslie have two daughters who also live in the Phoenix area.

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Greyson Geiler
Philanthropy Chair

Greyson Geiler was born and raised in Omaha NE. He pledged the Nebraska Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta in the fall of ’89, was activated in 1990 and held many offices in the Fraternity during his college experience including Philanthropy Chair and Vice President. He now lives in Scottsdale, AZ and does wealth management for his clients. From mid 2014 to the end of 2017 Greyson served on the Board of the ALS Association Arizona Chapter. He is now the Treasurer of the Live Like Lou Foundation – an association dedicated to helping families of those afflicted with ALS and providing funding for ALS research.

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Kevin Canterbury
Vice President
kevin@azphidelt.com

Kevin graduated from Minnesota State University in 2001. He held the offices of Phikeia Educator, VP, and President of Minnesota Beta. He was an MP in the US Army. Kevin is currently the Managing Director & Founder of Redstone Capital Management, LLC. in Scottsdale. Kevin has served as a past president of the alumni club for over five years and continues to play a central leadership role. 

Drew Koch
Secretary

Drew Koch is currently part of the Student Success and Retention team at Scottsdale Community College. Drew’s work draws on previous experience at Arizona State University, where he was responsible for student retention at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. He earned his M.Ed. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University and his B.A. in Contemporary Media and Journalism from the University of South Dakota. While at South Dakota, Drew became a member of South Dakota Alpha, serving as chapter president, vice president, and recruitment chair. He is currently serving as the Omega West Province President.

Alec Pegler
Warden
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Alec graduated from the University of Akron in 2018 with two Bachelors of Business Administration degrees with focuses in Sales Management and Marketing Management. During his time at Ohio Epsilon, Alec served as both Operational and Philanthropic Fundraising Chairman, as well as help establish a Professional Development position. He currently works for the Phi Delta Theta Foundation as an Advancement Officer for the Western Region. Originally from Akron, Ohio, Alec moved to the Greater Phoenix area with his girlfriend, Stephanie, and their dog, Calvin, to better serve his region for the Phi Delta Theta Foundation.

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Mark Garlieb
Public Relations

Mark graduated from University of Illinois in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Marketing. He was a member of Illinois Eta, initiated in 1975, and holding the positions of Scholastic Chairman, and IM Chairman. After graduation he embarked on a 27-year career with Frito-Lay/Pepsico, retiring as the Region VP of Frito-Lay's Mountain Region. He currently lives in the Phoenix area. In addition to the Valley of The Sun Alumni Club, Mark serves on several Boards including, Jobs For Arizona's Graduates, The AZ Sports and Entertainment Commission, and The Maricopa County Sheriff's Advisory Council and Memorial Fund.

Lance Harmon
Social Chairman

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Russ Gillard
GHQ Liason

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Don Thompson
Historian

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Steve Sloboda
AZ Beta Liason

Steve graduated from University of New Mexico in 1996. He served as Secretary, Alumni Chair, Fundraising Chair, and IFC Representative.  He currently works as a Large Loss Territory Claims Manager for Farmers Insurance.  Steve is married 20 years to his college sweetheart, Kristin and together they have an ten year old son, and a future Legacy Phi. 

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Vianney Careaga
AZ Alpha Liason

Vianney Careaga graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Law and Public Policy, and a minor in Philosophy. Vianney was heavily involved with the Arizona Alpha chapter. He served Arizona Alpha as Alumni Secretary, Awards Officer, Chaplain, Scholarship Chairman, President, and Warden. While
serving as Chapter President, Vianney was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to serve on the Arizona Board of Regents as the Student Regent for the 2016-2018 Term.  After graduating from The University of Arizona in 2018, Vianney relocated to Phoenix, AZ to pursue a Master of Legal Studies at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He subsequently graduated with his graduate degree in August 2019. Outside of Phi Delt and work, he enjoys spending time with friends and family through traveling, going on hikes, backpacking, and camping.

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Nathan Marmor
AZ Gamma Liason

Nathan graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2006 and was a member of Arizona Gamma. While at AZ Gamma, Nathan was elected to multiple positions such as Social Chair, Recruitment Chair, and Vice President of the Chapter. He currently owns a CertaPro Painters franchise in the Phoenix area with his wife Jennifer. They also have a daughter named Alice which keeps them both busy. 

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Joe Johnston
Member at Large

Joe joined Phi Delta Theta with Arizona Beta at Arizona State University and graduated in 1964. Through his working years as an accredited Human Resources professional, Joe also served in volunteer roles as the CCAB of both Arizona Beta and Arizona Gamma as well as past President of the Valley of the Sun Alumni Club. Golden Legionnaire, and True Blue member who is Proud to be a Phi.