Kim Olesker Named Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Executive Director

Noblesville, May 19, 2022: The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Kim Olesker as its Executive Director, effective May 9. As the executive director, Kim is the chief administrative and development officer for the Foundation and is responsible for the daily operations in support of the Foundation’s mission to provide funding for educational programs in support of developing principled business leaders.

“Kim is dedicated to service and philanthropy, both personally and professionally, and we are excited to have her leading the Foundation team. Her extensive track record of leadership, communication, and enthusiasm for helping others is critical to sharing the stories our programs inspire. Adding Kim to the Foundation team builds the path to support the work of the Foundation and Fraternity as AKPsi continues to support principled business leaders,” said Alpha Kappa Psi CEO Steve Hartman.

Olesker, a graduate of the University of Nebraska of Omaha with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, started her professional career as a traveling consultant for her collegiate sorority, Alpha Xi Delta.

She has recently come from United Way of Northwest Indiana, where she raised millions of dollars, year over year, in her role as President and CEO. Working with donors, she brought much-needed help to many United Way-funded programs. Olesker brings to Alpha Kappa Psi extensive experience in fundraising, stewardship, and donor relations. She was one of twelve United Way Presidents chosen from more than 1,800 United Way offices worldwide to participate in United Way’s Executive Leadership Development Program, which was taught at Harvard University and Deloitte University, along the way securing her Masters in Nonprofit Public Administration.

Olesker has spent most of her career in non-profits, beginning with Alpha Xi Delta as the sorority’s National Housing Director for more than sixty housed properties, running the National Housing Corporation and interacting with local boards to provide safe and fiscally sound properties. After a stint with American Cancer Society, she moved to United Way of Porter County, where she rose to become President & CEO, a position she served in for seven years.


Located in Noblesville, IN, the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders. The Foundation distributes grants and scholarships to students and funds educational programs for the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, in partnership with the Commonwealth Leadership™ Alliance.

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders.

Eileen and Scott Howell Pledge $1 Million to Support Principled Business Leadership

Alpha Kappa Psi is excited to announce Eileen and Scott Howell have pledged a $1,000,000 gift to the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation. The donation will go toward fulfilling strategic goals for principled business leadership educational programs and will honor lifelong Alpha Kappa Psi volunteers, Dave and Wendy Wendroff, with the naming of the new Alpha Kappa Psi headquarters as the Howell + Wendroff Professional Center.

Board of Directors 2020 Update

During the weekend of August 7th and 8th the Fraternity and Foundation Boards convened via Zoom for the first ever all virtual board meeting. The weekend-long meeting included a Voting Members session to discuss changes to the Fraternity based on the effects of the Coronavirus and the election of directors.

Alpha Kappa Psi is proud to announce the Fraternity Board of Directors for the 2020-21 year:

Chair
Eileen L. Howell, Wisconsin-Milwaukee ’78-Life

Vice Chair
Chrissy M. Vasquez, Arizona State ’98-Life

Treasurer
Naneen Christopher, Seton Hall ’05-Life

Secretary
Micheal E. Dickson, Central Washington ’02-Life

Directors
John M. Levering, Boise State ’95-Life
Debora E. Barrett, Montclair State ’98-Life
Miriam V. Tomaselli, Marist ’97-Life
Michael G. Dickerson, CFV, Virginia Tech ‘04-Life

Donald T. Sechler, Arizona State ’96-Life

 

Director – Emeritus
Ken B. Hastey, Saint Louis ’76-Life                                                                                        

Thank you to Nancy Huebner, Richard Battle, and Alexander Sultan for their time on the Board.  The terms for serving on the board ended for Brothers Huebner and Battle 8/8/2020, and Brother Sultan resigned his position on August 8, 2020.  Don Sechler was officially appointed to the Board to full the vacancy left by Sultan.

Alpha Kappa Psi is proud to announce the Foundation Board of Directors for the 2020-21 year:

Chair
Eliza J. Hernandez, North Carolina – Charlotte ’09-Life

Vice Chair
Timothy W. Daniels, Indiana ’06-Life

Treasurer
Lisa A. Calandriello, American ’97-Life

Secretary
Stephen E. Smith, Florida ’86-Life

Directors
Jeff E. Frank, Eastern Michigan ’86-Life
Rodney C. Turner, Alabama State ’93-Life
Joshua Boddiford, South Florida ’00Life                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mat D. Johnston, Boise State ’12-Life
Lea S. Goodwin, Louisiana State ’99-Life

We want to thank Manuel E. Pravia and W. Frederick Thompson for their time on the Board as their terms ended on 8/7/2020.

 

Additionally, the Board of Directors voted on the Area VPs for 2020-21:

Area I – Maya S. Richardson, Arizona State ‘12
Area II – Jonathon T. Pritt, Marshall ’11-Life
Area III – Andrea Nemeth, Montclair State ’91-Life
Area IV – Stephanie N. Potter, Auburn ’00-Life

We want to thank Stephanie Van Dellen for her service to the Management Team as her term as VP Area I ended 8/8/20.