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ALLAN LUTES

Allan has been a professional property manager and licensed real estate professional since 1987.  In 2006, Allan began a division of his real estate company that focused on professional management of fraternity and sorority properties.  That effort has grown into Alpha Fraternity Management, which manages campus fraternity and sorority properties on nine campuses.   Allan also continues his real estate management, brokerage and consulting business, which includes overseeing many apartments, condominium associations and commercial real estate ventures in Ann Arbor and downtown Detroit.

In 1989, Allan launched his construction company, which is now operated as Alpha Design Build.  The company focuses on designing and constructing high end residential and commercial projects.  Alpha Design Build has completed over 400 major projects for fraternity and sorority clients including designing, developing and constructing chapter houses.  Allan has held professional designations in the building industry including Master Builder, Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Green Builder, Energy Star Builder, and Certified Restorer.

Allan Lutes has been involved in fraternity leadership for over thirty-five years, serving as Delta Tau Delta’s chapter president and the University of Michigan IFC president while attending college.  Allan has continued with 30 years of service as an alumni leader on his chapter’s house corporation and the University of Michigan Alumni Interfraternity Council.

Allan has also been very active in charities, industry organizations, and his church, serving in many leadership positions.  He founded Camp Liberty, Inc., a charity to benefit our military veterans; Labor of Love Livingston, a charity that performed $880,000 of free repairs for the handicapped, elderly and financially challenged; and the Washtenaw Home Builders Association Foundation, which provides community support and scholarships related to the building industry.

 

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MARTIN SMITH

UC Berkeley, BS in Tax Law & Organizational Behavior (Honors). Martin has been involved with fraternity management for over 30 years, serving on House Corporation Boards and acting as an Alumni Advisor at the Chapter, National, and University level. He has overseen, consulted and managed over 100 renovation projects for both fraternities and sororities, and received a Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Award for his work in restoring so many historic properties. Martin has also developed relationships with key major financial institutions that have provided capital for renovation projects at terms not found through alternative underwriting.

Martin’s professional background includes work in accounting and finance as a financial principal and corporate insurance. He continues to serve as President for the Delta Xi House Corporation and has served as President of the Association of Greek Leaders at UC Berkeley for over ten years. In recognition of this service, Martin received Cal’s Chapter Advisor of the Year award in 2002. He is dedicated to seeing fraternities be a vibrant, positive force throughout the higher education community.

 

 

 

 

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TAYLOR SMITH

UC Berkeley, BS in Business Administration. Taylor has been intimately involved in the fraternal world for over 15 years beginning as a re-founding father for the Phi Gamma Delta chapter at UC Berkeley. After holding multiple executive positions as an undergrad, Taylor began serving as the Alumni Advisor for his chapter shortly after graduating and has maintained that role since. He also began his work with S&T at that time where he has developed an expertise in efficient and successful chapter operations. In addition to his standard responsibilities, Taylor specializes in alumni relations programming as well as leasing efforts. Taylor also has significant experience in compliance and protocol issues due to his interactions with local and university officials while serving as an officer of the Association of Greek Leaders for multiple terms.

 

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JACOB CRAMER

Oregon St, BS in Business Administration (Honors), BS in International Operations Management (Honors), BA in German Language and Culture (Honors). Jacob joined Greek life his freshman year at Oregon State and was deeply involved on campus and within the fraternity holding leadership roles as President, Graduate Relations, and many others. Following graduation, Jacob moved to Germany to work for Wurth Industries, a $15 billion a year logistics and sales company. Jacob returned to the US to serve as a Consulting Director for the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. Jacob spent the next two years traveling to 100+ college campus in all lower 48 states developing, recruiting and organizing Fiji chapters. Working directly with alumni and actives at each chapter, Jacob developed an incredibly vast knowledge of fraternal operations including organizational development, leadership training, financial budgeting, membership recruitment and risk management.