Thorsbakken to leave Executive Office staff; LaRose hired as Regional Director

unnamedAs of Friday, February 13th, 2015, Neil Thorsbakken (Theta-Omega, Middle Tennessee ’08) has left the Executive Office staff and his role of Regional Director to pursue a new career opportunity at Otterbase Inc. as a Recruitment Specialist in Nashville, Tenn. The Executive Office is pleased to announce that Rhett LaRose (Iota-Delta, UT-San Antonio ’12) has been hired to serve as the Regional Director for Region II.

We want to express our sincere thanks for all of Neil’s hard work over the years with Sigma Pi and his dedication to continue work as a volunteer in the future.

LaRose joined the Sigma Pi brotherhood in the fall of 2008. Graduating from The University of Texas-San Antonio with his BBA in Marketing, he has worked in various industries such as industrial construction, international diplomatic services, and financial services.

Formerly, LaRose has served as the Chairman of the Sigma Pi Ritual Committee, and as the Chapter Director for Iota-Delta Chapter at UT-San Antonio for the past two years. He is also a Founding Father and President of the Lone Star Alumni Club, which covers all of Texas. LaRose’s Quest is to help his brothers to overcome their everyday challenges, build practical strategies to better their chapter’s future, and find a deeper understanding of the rituals that bind us together as brothers of Sigma Pi.

“Since 2008, Rhett has been fully committed to Excellence on a local, regional, and International level for Sigma Pi Fraternity,” said Executive Director Michael Ayalon (Epsilon-Omicron, Buffalo ’97). “His leadership skills have been notable, as President of the award-winning UT-San Antonio Chapter, President of the UT-San Antonio IFC, and President of Order of Omega. Rhett has exceptional skills in Fraternity recruitment, our ritual, and community service. Our chapters will be able to have an amazing resource with Rhett guiding the way forward. We’re very excited to have him on board.”

Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Ind. Our Executive Office is located in Lebanon, Tenn. The Fraternity is one of the top men’s collegiate organizations in North America, with more than 120 active chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. With over 101,000 alumni and 5,100 undergraduates, our men strive for excellence by living our core values to promote fellowship, develop character and leadership, advance heightened moral awareness, enable academic achievement, and inspire service. Sigma Pi is the only Greek-letter organization with an international service program, The ACE Project, specifically designed to give back to our host institutions.