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ALLAN LUTES

Allan 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.

In addition, Allan has been a professional property manager and licensed real estate professional since 1987. He holds professional designations including Master Builder, Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Green Builder, Energy Star Builder, and Certified Restorer. In 1989, Allan launched his construction company, now operated as Alpha Design + Build,

which 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 also continues his real estate management, brokerage and consulting business, which currently oversees 760 apartments and 80,000 sq. ft. of commercial space in downtown Detroit.

In 2006, Allan created a division within his real estate company to focus on the professional management of fraternity and sorority properties -- now known as Alpha Fraternity Management.

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 financial institutions to provide 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.