The National Office is a combination of National Council Members and the National Staff.

National Council 

National Council

The National Council is the primary administrative arm of the Fraternity. It has the legislative power to conduct the affairs of the Fraternity between Grand Chapter Business sessions. The seven volunteer National Officers are elected to the National Council every two years by the Grand Chapter.

National President - Erik "Duff" Walschburger (Alpha Lambda Chapter '05)

  • Presides at all meetings of the Grand Chapter and National Council.
  • Appoints all Committee Members.
  • Ensures that all policies are carried out.

Email: ewalschburger@phisigmapi.org

Senior Vice President - Jonathan Moreno (Epsilon Mu Chapter '17)

  • Presides at all meetings of the Grand Chapter and National Council in the absence or inability of the National President.
  • Chairperson of the Constitution and Standards Committee.

Email: jmoreno@phisigmapi.org

National Secretary - Brian Christiansen (Alpha Eta Chapter '13)

  • Ensures the preservation of the National Constitution, Charters, rituals and all documents, records and supplies of Phi Sigma Pi.
  • Takes minutes at Grand Chapter and National Council meetings.
  • Chairperson of the Awards, Scholarships & Emblem Committee.

Email: bchristiansen@phisigmapi.org

Vice President of Finance - Sarah Cantwell (Beta Sigma Chapter '03)

  • Signs warrants on the Treasury and contracts entered into by Phi Sigma Pi.
  • Authorizes warrants of the Grand Chapter.
  • Prepares an annual budget.
  • Records receipts and expenditures.
  • Serves on the Personnel Committee.

Email: scantwell@phisigmapi.org

Vice President of Development - Kelsey-Francis Flynn (Delta Mu Chapter '12)

  • Actively work with the rest of the National Council to provide strategic direction.
  • Implementing comprehensive development strategies to improve Phi Sigma Pi.

Email: kflynn@phisigmapi.org

Vice President of Development - Kate McConnell (Gamma Phi Chapter '07)

  • Actively work with the rest of the National Council to provide strategic direction.
  • Implementing comprehensive development strategies to improve Phi Sigma Pi.

Email: kmcconnell@phisigmapi.org

Vice President of Development - Sarah Viviani (Gamma Pi Chapter '14)

  • Actively work with the rest of the National Council to provide strategic direction.
  • Implementing comprehensive development strategies to improve Phi Sigma Pi.

Email: sviviani@phisigmapi.org

Email nationalcouncil@phisigmapi.org if you would like to contact the entire National Council.

National Staff

National Staff

The National Staff is made up of the individuals who run the operations of the Fraternity. Contact us if you have questions about forms, dues or any aspect of your Chapter's operations.

Executive Director - Suzanne Schaffer (Gamma Chi Chapter '98)

  • Provides leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the National Council and National Staff and carries out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
  • Establishes and preserves a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people, and serves on the Board of Directors’ Personnel Committee.
  • Responsible for a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in higher education.
  • Maintains official records and ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Email: executivedirector@phisigmapi.org

Senior Director/Director of Communications - Adrienne Freeland (Alpha Zeta Chapter '07)

  • Maintains and updates the website.
  • In charge of the proper use of our name, letters and insignia.
  • Handles web communications, including email marketing.
  • Creates and updates marketing/training materials.
  • Editor our semi-annual magazine The Purple & Gold.

Email: afreeland@phisigmapi.org

Director of Chapter Services - Danielle Reidenbach (Chi Chapter '17)

  • Assists Chapters in reaching their full potential in the areas of Recruitment and Retention.
  • Manages and directs the Chapter Consultants.
  • Works together with Chapter Consultants to assist, improve and solve any outstanding Chapter or Member specific issues that are impeding Chapter operations and success.

Email: chapterservices@phisigmapi.org

Director of Alumni Relations and Programming - Sarah Smith (Epsilon Alpha Chapter '13)

  • Cultivates Alumni Relations and Volunteer Opportunities.
  • Maintains an evolving communication strategic plan for our Alumni and Volunteers.
  • Assists with National programs and initiatives, including working with our National Philanthropy.
  • Manages the CORE community platform.

Email: ssmith@phisigmapi.org

Director of Standards and Practices - Meaghan Kauffman (Alpha Zeta Chapter '17)

  • Works with Chapters and individuals on risk management-related items.
  • Manages standards and expectations for the membership.
  • Educates Chapters and individuals on best practices.

Email: mkauffman@phisigmapi.org

Director of Leadership Advancement - Kasi Dotterer

  • Creates National, Regional, local and web-based opportunities for Phi Sigma Pi's award-winning Leadership in Action program.
  • Ensures effective training, retention and on-going support of Leadership in Action facilitators.
  • Presents Phi Sigma Pi's education/leadership programs.

Email: lia@phisigmapi.org

Business Manager - Donna Lease

  • Answers general inquiries.
  • Receives all Chapter reports, dues and distributes fines.
  • Maintains database.

Email: pspoffice@phisigmapi.org

Chapter Consultants

Chapter Consultants are your go-to resource as Chapters. They're here to guide you and suggest ways to make your Chapter the best it can be. Reach out to any member of the Chapter Services team with your questions using ask@phisigmapi.org.

George Denny (Gamma Psi Chapter '19)
Email: gdenny@phisigmapi.org
Emma Israel
Email: eisrael@phisigmapi.org
Edel Rimando
Email: erimando@phisigmapi.org