National President Andie Kash,

Delta Eta

Andie has extensive experience as a Phi Mu volunteer, for both the Fraternity and the Foundation. She has served as a member of National Council for more than 11 years. Before being elected as National President, she was a National Vice President for two years. Prior to that, she was the Vice President Communications & Extension and the Vice President Membership. She was a Foundation Trustee for four years, serving as the Foundation’s Corporate Secretary/Treasurer. She participated in the creation and implementation of the 2003 and 2013 Strategic Plans. Andie is the second-generation owner of a multi-million dollar international company and brings that expertise and perspective to National Council.

 

Vice President Cynthia Bland,

Gamma Delta

Cynthia has been a Research Statistician for RTI International since she graduated from American University. She also has a master’s degree in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has shared her talent with numbers with the Fraternity for several years, primarily in the Finance Department. She was the National Collegiate Finance Coordinator from 2017-2020. Her business and financial acumen, and experience with survey statistics, benchmarking and strategic planning, will help the Fraternity best plan for the future.

 

Vice President Denise McDermott,

Beta Eta

Denise served the Alumnae Department for several years, including holding positions as Area III Alumnae Director and as a member of the National Alumnae Membership Committee. She was most recently on the Leadership & Curriculum Development Team as a Leadership and Special Projects Committee member. She has also been extremely involved in alumnae chapters in California and Florida. Denise is a Senior Manager, Workforce Management for The Walt Disney ® Company. She has been with Disney ® for over 25 years. Her human resources knowledge and her expert analytical skills will be very beneficial to the work of National Council.

 

Vice President Lynn McGraw,

Zeta Sigma

Lynn was appointed to National Council in 2019.  Most recently she served as Second Alternate Panhellenic Delegate.  She was previously elected to serve as Vice President from 2014-2018 and served as a Foundation Trustee from 2016-2018.  Lynn was instrumental in helping the Fraternity transition to Policy Governance.  She served two terms as National Alumnae Membership Director and has decades of local volunteer experience serving in Alumnae Chapter and Chapter Association leadership roles, as Chapter Adviser and representing Phi Mu in the Twin Cities Alumnae Panhellenic Association (Minnesota).  Lynn is a charter member of her collegiate chapter at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  She has eight years of higher education experience in residence life and owned a retail flower shop for 10 years.  Her years of volunteer experience and knowledge of Policy Governance combined with her higher education and business experience are assets to National Council.

 

Vice President Karey Neville,

Delta Tau

Karey served in the Membership Department for 11 years and for five years as a Panhellenic officer, most recently an Area Panhellenic Specialist. After graduating from Western Kentucky University, she worked as a Chapter Consultant for Phi Mu. She also has extensive volunteer experience with the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. Professionally, Karey has 17 years of Human Resources experience and is currently the Regional HR Manager for Kentucky Automotive Management; her responsibilities there include training company managers to encourage diversity, avoid discrimination and be positive leaders.

Vice President Jessica Oswald,

Gamma Mu

Jessica has been the Fraternity National Discipline Chairman since 2013. In that time, she transformed the Discipline Policy and Referral Committee under the Fraternity’s Governance structure, culminating in the just- renamed and adopted Honor Policy and Committee which focuses on education and accountability rather than punitive sanctions for members. Prior to that, she was an Area Operations/Finance Director for several years. Jessica is a pediatric dietitian for a non-profit organization that is governed under a Policy Governance board model. She is responsible for the nutrition services of 23 Head Start Centers, managing 53 employees responsible for feeding 2,300 children per day.

 

Vice President Jeanne Bowman Persuit,

Beta Mu

Jeanne was appointed to National Council in 2019. She is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in integrated marketing communication, public relations, advertising and communication ethics. Her research interests include the branding of higher education, crisis communication and applied and experiential learning in higher education. Prior to becoming a professor, Jeanne worked as a marketing communications manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. Jeanne most recently served Phi Mu as the Delta Area Panhellenic Specialist and Gamma Area Membership Director. She has served as the Faculty Advisor, Chapter Adviser and Membership Adviser for the Gamma Kappa Chapter at UNC Wilmington.

 

National Panhellenic Conference Delegate Frances Mitchelson, Alpha Rho

Frances was National President from 1994-1998 and on National Council from 1990-1998. She has been on the National Panhellenic Conference Delegation for Phi Mu for the past 10 years, 2008-2018, most recently as First Alternate Delegate. She has been on the National Panhellenic Conference Executive Committee as Panhellenics Chairman since 2015. She was on the Fraternity’s Constitution and Bylaws Committee from 2014-2018 and was the National Academic Excellence Chairman from 2006-2008. She regularly volunteers as a facilitator for Phi Mu, Panhellenic and other fraternity/sorority leadership conferences and officer trainings. Frances was the Sesquicentennial Chairman for the Fraternity’s 2002 National Convention and implemented the “Parade of Chapters” that is now held at each convention. She has a master’s degree and previous experience working in higher education administration.