Board of Directors Bios

Get to know the directors and sub-chairs on Phi Beta Chi's National Board of Directors!

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Kelsey Ziemann | Director of Operations

Iota Chapter Class of 2012

Current Location: Iowa

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University (2012)

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Des Moines University (2015)

Occupation: Physical Therapist at UnityPoint Health in Des Moines

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Iota Chapter Chaplain (2010)

  • Iota Chapter President (2011)

  • National Executive Council Spiritual Development Director (2015-2018)

  • National Executive Council Mentor for Tau Chapter (2017-2018)

  • National Board of Directors Director of Operations (2018-Present)

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Jen Fleming | Director of Finance

Iota Chapter Class of 1995

Current Location: Iowa

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Math from Iowa State University

  • Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University

Occupation: Analyst at Wells Fargo (in more interesting terms, I work in Conduct Risk in the Reporting and Insights group and am responsible primarily for reporting on Insider Threat)

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Iota Chapter Treasurer

  • National Executive Council VP of Finance

  • National Executive Council VP of Standards

  • Alumnae Advisor for Iota Chapter

  • National Board of Directors Director of Finance (2018-Present)

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Amanda Transou | Director of Policy

Kappa Chapter Class of 2017

Current Location: North Carolina

 

Education: Major in Management and Society, minor in English from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Occupation: Service Deliver Lead (meetings & events industry)

Phi Beta Chi and UNC Panhellenic Council Positions Held:

  • Representative on Phi Beta Chi Kappa Chapter Standards Board

  • Phi Beta Chi delegate on UNC Panhellenic Judicial Board

  • Gamma Chi for UNC Panhellenic Recruitment

  • VP Internal Affairs for UNC Panhellenic Council

  • National Board of Directors Director of Policy (2020-Present)

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Kaleigh Knapp | Director of Expansion

Kappa Chapter Class of 2016

Current Location: New Hampshire

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Masters of Social Worker from University of New Hampshire

Occupation: Social Worker

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Kappa Chapter Alumnae Sub-Chair

  • Kappa Chapter External Social Chair

  • Kappa Chapter President

  • National Board of Directors Expansion Sub-Chair

  • National Board of Directors Director of Expansion (Present)

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Alyssa Henderson | Director of Development

Iota Chapter Class of 2017

Current Location: Ohio

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University (2017)

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics from Iowa State University (2017)

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) - Higher Education Administration & Student Affairs with Career & Academic Advising Certificate from Kent State University (2021)

Occupation: Career Navigation Instructor & Graduate Assistant, Kent State University

Previous Career Experience: HR/Recruiting/Marketing and Disney College Program (WDW) alumni

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Iota Chapter Public Relations Coordinator

  • Iota Chapter Greek Week/Lip Sync Chair

  • Iota Chapter President

  • National Board of Directors Development Sub-Chair

  • National Board of Directors Director of Development (Present)

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Mackenzie Dowling | Director of Customs

Upsilon Colony Class of 2017

 

Current Location: Michigan

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Policy from University of Arizona (2018)

  • Masters of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University (2020)

Occupation: Admissions Advisor at Oakland University in Metro Detroit

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Upsilon Colony Recruitment Director

  • Upsilon Colony Education Director

  • Upsilon Colony President

  • Upsilon Colony Financial Director

  • Upsilon Colony Panhellenic Delegate (Campus and Greek Relations)

  • National Board of Directors Committee Member: Expansion, Development, and Convention

  • National Board of Directors Development Sub-Chair

  • National Board of Directors Director of Customs (2020-Present)

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Courtney Kongevick | Director of Membership

Psi Chapter Class of 2016

Current Location: Minnesota

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota

  • Masters of Business Administration with Business Analytics Certificate (May 2021)

Occupation: Master Planner

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Psi Chapter Founding Member

  • Psi Chapter Internal Social Chair

  • Psi Chapter Chaplain

  • Psi Chapter Scholarship Director

  • Psi Chapter Standards Board Member

  • National Board of Directors Director of Membership (2020-Present)

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Melanie Shacka | Director of Information & PR

Chi Chapter Class of 2009

Current Location: Maryland

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Mass Communication and English from University of Iowa (2009)

Occupation: Owner of Melanie Jean Photography / Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Chi Chapter Founding Member

  • Chi Chapter Internal/External Social Chair

  • Chi Chapter Historian

  • National Executive Council Expansion Team Member (2010-2012)

  • Alumna Advisor for Psi Chapter (2011-2016)

  • National Executive Council VP of Expansion (2012-2016)

  • National Executive Council Electronic Media Editor (2016-2018)

  • National Board of Directors Director of Information & Public Relations (2018-Present)

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Kayla Clark | Finance Sub-Chair

Psi Chapter Class of 2019

Current Location: Minnesota

Education: Bachelor of Business with Accounting Major, and Spanish Studies and Sports Management Minors from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Occupation: Staff Accountant at Smith Schafer and Associates

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Psi Chapter Financial Director

  • Psi Chapter Scholarship Director

  • Psi Chapter Historian

  • Psi Chapter Chaplain

  • National Board of Directors Finance Sub-Chair (2020-Present)

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Shelly Etzel | Policy Sub-Chair

Pi Chapter Class of 2006

Current Location: Texas

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy from Texas State University

  • Masters in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations from University of California San Diego

Occupation: VP of Business Operations (Oncology Operations/Healthcare Management)

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Pi Chapter President

  • Pi Chapter Vice President

  • Pi Chapter Fundraising Chair

  • National Executive Council VP of Standards

  • National Executive Council President

  • National Board of Directors Membership Sub-Chair (2018-2020)

  • National Board of Directors Policy Sub-Chair (Present)

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Tory Waters | Expansion Sub-Chair

Kappa Chapter Class of 2016

Current Location: Washington DC

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Occupation: Data Analyst at a political polling firm

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Kappa Chapter Environmental Stewardess

  • Kappa Chapter Campus Relations Chair

  • National Board of Directors Membership Sub-Chair

  • National Board of Directors Expansion Sub-Chair

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Kristin Manning | Development Sub-Chair

Kappa Chapter Class of 2013

Current Location: North Carolina

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Occupation: Revenue Assurance Analyst at Bandwidth Inc

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • National Board of Directors Development Sub-Chair (2020-Present)

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Brittany Hovendick | Customs Sub-Chair

Iota Chapter Class of 2018

Current Location: Nebraska

Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Iowa State University

Occupation: PE/Health Teacher and coach at Fairbury Public Schools

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Iota Chapter Standards Board

  • Iota Chapter "Yell Like Hell" Co-Chair

  • Iota Chapter Athletics Chair

  • Iota Chapter Scholarship Chair

  • National Board of Directors - Customs Sub-Chair (2020-Present)

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Nadia Jones | Customs Sub-Chair

Kappa Chapter Class of 2007

Current Location: North Carolina

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Dec 2007)

  • Master of Education with teaching and learning concentration from Liberty University (2013)

Occupation: 10 year public school social studies teacher turned homeschool mom

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Kappa Chapter Xi Class Chaplain

  • Kappa Chapter Vice President (2006-2007)

  • National Board of Directors Customs Sub-Chair (2020-Present)

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Morgan Ringhand | Membership Sub-Chair

Psi Chapter Class of 2016

Current Location: Minnesota

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication/Advertising and English from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Occupation:

  • Administrative Assistant at Kraus-Anderson Insurance

  • Part-time competitive cheerleading coach

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Psi Chapter Communications Director

  • Psi Chapter Membership Director

  • Psi Chapter Public Relations Chair

  • Psi Chapter Vice President

  • Psi Chapter President

  • Psi Chapter Alumnae Advisor

  • National Board of Directors Director of Membership (2018-2020)

  • National Board of Directors Membership Sub-Chair (2020-Present)

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Katelyn Arrowsmith | Info & PR Sub-Chair

Beta Chapter Class of 2019

Current Location: Michigan

Education: Bachelor of Science in Finance & Management from Purdue University

Occupation: Finance SLP at Stanley Black & Decker

Phi Beta Chi Positions Held:

  • Beta Chapter Historian

  • Beta Chapter Fundraising Chair

  • Beta Chapter Financial Director

  • Beta Chapter Standards Board Member

  • National Board of Directors Information & Public Relations Sub-Chair (2020-Present)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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