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SLBEF COMMITTEES

One of the highest honors within our fraternity is the opportunity to volunteer your time and talent to Sigma Lambda Beta’s Education Foundation (SLBEF). Following are descriptions as well as the requirements and expectations of our volunteer committee positions. If you have questions about these positions, you can send them to contact@slbfoundation.com.

SLBEF COMMITTEES

SLBEF committees exist to tactically execute on the direction of the SLBEF Board of Trustees. Committee member’s talents should align with the purpose of the committee.  Following are the existing committees:​

  • Communications: Creates and executes SLBEF’s communications plan, enhancing our social media presence, and creatively sharing efforts of the Foundation.

  • Finance: Creates and maintains SLBEF's fiscal policies, manages the ESF program, and executes desired financial analysis.

  • Giving: Creates and maintains SLBEF's approach to grants and scholarships, works with SLB brothers and entities to execute and provide funding. 

  • Website: Maintains SLBEF's web presence, provides front and back-end service and support to the contribution portal.

If you are interested in joining a committee, please email contact@slbfoundation.com.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Creates and executes SLBEF’s communications plan, enhancing our social media presence, and creatively sharing efforts of the Foundation.

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DIEGO GARCIA

Diego Garcia is an alum from the Phi Epsilon chapter at Saint Leo University. Born and raised in Florida, he holds a bachelor's degree in Sports Business. He currently works as a vendor manager for Stratus Unlimited in Clearwater, FL.

As soon as Diego graduated, he joined the Tampa Bay Alumni network and has been actively helping with volunteer work and brotherhood events. He also continued to help the three local Tampa Bay undergrad chapters by volunteering, advising, or helping with events.

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ANDREW JOSEPH

Andrew Joseph is an alumnus from Zeta Beta chapter at the University of Florida. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology and Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He is currently employed at JPMorgan Chase as a Senior Compliance Officer.

Andrew has served multiple fraternal positions including Chapter Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Assistant New Membership Educator. He is looking forward to creating a bridge between the Education Foundation and chapters/alumni.

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BRENDAN FORREST

Brendan is a proud alumnus of the Rho Epsilon chapter at Valdosta State University. Being in South Georgia, it was cultural diversity that attracted him to this organization. He served in many capacities as an undergraduate and most enjoyed being the Social Chair. Professionally, he is currently an early childhood educator and will beginning his journey into secondary education. He is also a musician, photographer, editor and writer.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Creates and maintains SLBEF's fiscal policies, manages the ESF program, and executes desired financial analysis.

GIVING COMMITTEE

Creates and maintains SLBEF's approach to grants and scholarships, works with SLB brothers and entities to execute and provide funding.

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JAIME BENITEZ

Jaime “Empresario” Benitez is an alum of the Nu Gamma Chapter at the University of Houston - Downtown, where he served as treasurer on the Executive Board. Jaime holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and minor in Human Resources. He is currently employed at BNY Mellon as a Senior Associate.

WEB COMMITTEE

Maintains SLBEF's web presence, provides front and back-end service and support to the contribution portal.

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RICK ZAMUDIO

Rick Zamudio is an alumnus of the Alpha Chapter at the University of Iowa, where he served a year as Judicial Chancellor on the chapter’s Executive Board. He graduated with a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, as well as minors in business, math, and computer science. He is currently employed at State Farm as a lead software engineer.

Committee Member Requirements and Expectations

Requirements to be a SLBEF committee member:

  • A brother of Sigma Lambda Beta, in good standing.

  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge/skills needed to be a successful committee member.

  • A working knowledge of the Sigma Lambda Beta Education Foundation, the structure of the committee, and a willingness to deepen that knowledge.

  • Agreement and willingness to meet the stated expectations and work approach of the committee.

  • Agreement and willingness to serve as a member of the committee for a minimum of 2-years.

 

Committee member expectations:

  • Understand the committee’s purpose, goals, work items, as well as your role on the committee.

  • Understand how your committee fits into the overall Foundation board structure.

  • Understand you are always representing the SLB Education Foundation.

  • Actively attend and engage in all committee meetings.

  • Give the courtesy of a 4-day or shorter turnaround time when responding to Foundation related emails, texts, etc.

  • Take ownership of your work items and drive them towards completion.

  • Collaborate with other BOT or committee members proactively as needed.

  • Consistently deliver with quality.

  • On-going actions demonstrate your willingness to give the Foundation each of your 3T's: Time, Talent, and Treasure.

  • Actively engage and provide input into all Foundation related activities.

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