June 2, 2014: Oxford, Ohio—The Phi Kappa Tau Constitution mandates that every two years the Fraternity assembles in National Convention to elect brothers to the National Council. The National Council serves as Phi Kappa Tau’s legislative body when Convention is not in session.

The Phi Kappa Tau Nominating Committee has finalized its list of brothers recommended for election to the National Council, including national vice president, at the 61st National Convention in Washington, D.C. After months of accepting applications for these positions, the Nominating Committee, under the leadership of Past National President Gregory M. Heilmeier, Bethany ’86, has evaluated candidates for service.

The committee believes that these men, as a group, have the skills and talents to augment the National Council and help lead Phi Kappa Tau forward.

National Vice President:
Michael D. Dovilla, Baldwin Wallace ’94

National Councilors:
Dale S. Holland, Kent State ’87
John H. Mahaney, Bethany ’87

Michael DovillaDovilla has served in numerous volunteer roles at the chapter, regional and national levels, including Beta Omicron chapter advisor, Chesapeake Domain Director, Alpha Omega Graduate Council president, Beta Omicron scholarship advisor, Alpha Omega BOG chairman and currently as a National Councilor. An Iraq war veteran, Dovilla lives in Berea, Ohio and is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, a small business owner, an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace and an intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve.

Dale HollandHolland is a loyal donor to the Foundation, a Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame member and has volunteered as a Presidents Academy facilitator. He served more than 20 years in the Air Force, including time as the presidential navigator and executive director of the Presidential Airlift Organization and as deputy director of the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md.  He now lives in Fort Washington, Md., with his wife and family and is the vice president of business development for Satcom Direct Communications.

John MahaneyMahaney is a managing partner of litigation at Huddleston Bolen LLP. Professionally, he has been recognized for excellence by Chambers and Partners USA, Best Lawyers in America, West Virginia SuperLawyers and Benchmark Litigation. He lives in Huntington, W.V., with his wife and family.

To identify these potential leaders, the committee used the following process:

  • During the last year, the committee identified potential candidates for a variety of volunteer positions in Phi Kappa Tau.
  • The current National Council offered insight into the knowledge, skills and other attributes that are necessary to hold a position on the National Council. The group also took into account proficiencies that could benefit the current board.
  • A “job description” was compiled for the national vice president and National Councilor positions. The document was emailed to members and posted on the national website.
  • The committee solicited brothers who were previously identified and marketed the process to solicit nominations.
  • A written application was created to elicit the knowledge, skills and attributes previously identified.
  • Brothers were nominated, and the committee reached out to each of the men and encouraged them to apply for a position.
  • Each candidate supplied his résumé, at least three references and a written critique of the current strategic plan.
  • Each candidate participated in an interview process with the committee via conference call.
  • The committee met via conference call to discuss the candidates and create recommendations to present to the membership.

Joining Heilmeier on the committee is Charlie Ball, Miami ’82, Phil Frandina, RIT ’08, John Friend, Kent State ’87, Mike Gabhart, Georgetown ’95, Bob Leatherman, Akron ’60, John Sayers, Bethany ’78, and Tim Simon, Maryland ’76