Phi Kappa Tau depends on the character and commitment of alumni to lead by example. During the Centennial Celebration, Phi Kappa Tau introduced the Hall of Fame to recognize alumni who are truly distinguished in their fields of endeavor. The 2016 Hall of Fame class includes numerous military leaders, business executives, professional entertainers, university administrators and those who have made significant contributions to the development of our Fraternity. A complete list of Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame members can be found here. This year’s selection committee was chaired by Greg Hollen, Maryland ’75. Brothers also serving on the committee included Charlie Ball, Miami ’82, Michael Berry, Georgetown ’80, Mitch Engel, Miami ’71, John Green, Nebraska Wesleyan ’60 and Roy King, New Mexico State ’73.
Marty Beard, UC Berkeley ’83
Beard is the Chief Operating Officer of Blackberry. Before serving as COO of Blackberry, he was President of Sybase. Beard also serves CTIA – The Wireless Association as a member of the Board of Directors.
Jeff Cabot, Ohio State ’67
Cabot is Executive Director of Kids Voting USA, a national organization that is committed to creating lifelong voting habits in children. He is a former chief of staff to the Mayor of Columbus.
Don Carlyon, Nebraska Wesleyan ’42
Carlyon is president emeritus of Delta College, having served as president for nearly three decades. Carylon grew Delta College into one of the leading community colleges in the nation.
Steve Conrad, Lousiville ’76
Conrad serves as the Chief of Police for Louisville Metro. Conrad previously served as Chief of Police in Glendale, Ariz. where he oversaw the implementation of a body camera program and organized security at Super Bowl XLII.
Roman Davis, UC Berkeley ’66
Davis formally served as the Director of Chemical Development for GlaxoSmithKline. Eight patents are attributed to his work. Davis also revolutionized a system of working called Discovery to Supply (D2S).
Ted Leitner, Oklahoma State ’67
Leitner is a play-by-play broadcast announcer for the San Diego Padres, as well as a play-by-play announcer for San Diego State University football and men’s basketball. For the past 37 years, he has been the voice of the Padres.
O. B. Parrish, Lawrence ’52
Parrish is the co-founder and CEO of The Female Health Company. He has held leadership roles at health companies, such as Pfizer and G.D. Searle. Parrish also managed the marketing rights to many health products.
Bruce Reitz, Muhlenberg ’67
Reitz formally served as Vice President of Mutual Fund Operations at AllianceBernstein, a global asset management firm. Reitz currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Student Partner Alliance.
Jim Rutledge, Louisville ’62
Rutledge is a retired master distiller and COO of Four Roses Distillery. He served as the chairman of the board of the Kentucky Distillers Association. Rutledge was inducted into the Global Whiskey Hall of Fame.
John Sampson, Nebraska Wesleyan ’60
Sampson is the President of Sampson & Associates, a company focused on the mergers and acquisitions of businesses. Sampson negotiated and structured over 100 acquisitions of businesses with combined sales of over $3 billion.
Bob Tobin, Cornell ’57
Tobin is the retired CEO of Stop and Shop, a Boston-based supermarket chain. He joined the company shortly after graduation and rose through the ranks until earning the position of CEO in the mid-nineties.
Larry Tyler, Louisville ’61
Tyler is an interdisciplinary professor of engineering and physics at the University of Louisville. He is currently serving the longest tenure for any faculty member, amassing fifty-three years of teaching and research.
Terry Williams, UCLA ’84
Brigadier General Williams is the commanding general of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Eastern Recruitment, Parris Island. From 1998 to 2008, Williams served as a staff officer at U.S. Pacific Command.