LEBANON, TN – Sigma Pi Fraternity, International is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Gold (Santa Clara ’91) as the Chief Governance Officer and Brandon Schroeder (Minnesota ’13) as the Assistant Governance Officer, effective immediately.
In their roles, Gold and Schroeder will provide oversight and direction for the Governance Committee and its sub-committees. The Governance Officer is a stakeholder of the Fraternity, and will serve as a resource for the Executive Office and Grand Council for matters dealing with major financial decisions, compliance with policies and procedures, Bylaws and Constitution, and at times, law. The Governance Officer may be called upon to provide an opinion or recommendation in major decisions impacting the Fraternity’s operational direction, budget, or other high risk decisions.
With more than 25 years of experience, Gold has worked in the functional areas of finance, sales, marketing, and operations in industries ranging from banking to software to law. He has built a reputation as an expert problem solver, effective communicator, and creative thinker. In 2015, Gold was appointed the dual-role of Chief Financial Officer & Chief Marketing Officer of the 108-year old law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, which merged with Richardson & Patel where he was Chief Operating & Financial Officer since 2007.
In addition to his professional responsibilities, Gold has served as Chapter Director for Zeta-Eta Chapter (from 1993 to 1997), as Executive Director for a Political Action Committee, as Senior Policy Advisor to a State Senator, Board Member for a membership-based political lobbying organization, and Delegate for the California State Assembly District 41. He has also been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a finalist for CFO of the year, by the Jewish Big Brothers organization as Big Brother of the Year and was honored with a Congressional Proclamation for Community Service by the United States House of Representatives.
Schroeder recently served as the Chapter Director for Iota-Zeta Chapter at Minnesota prior to beginning his MBA program in August. He currently works as a Payment Solution Consultant for US Bank and is actively involved with bank governance issues on a daily basis. Schroeder has attended many national Sigma Pi events and understands the Fraternity’s policy governance model.
“I was very excited to fill these Governance Officer positions with Doug and Brandon. Both bring a wealth of experience with policy governance and compliance from their careers,” said Grand Sage Steve Lawler (Iowa ’82).
About Sigma Pi Fraternity, International
Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Indiana. Our Executive Office is located in Lebanon, Tennessee. 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 100,000 alumni and 5,000 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.