Please join us as we welcome our new leaders!
Alumni Association Board of Trustees
Jack M. Klues ’77 – Chairman/President
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Graduation Year: 1977
Undergrad Office Served: Social And Philanthropic Teams
Other Campus Activities: IFC Internal Vice President for two years, and responsible for resurrecting campus homecoming tradition with all its components (Parade, Court, Bonfire, Pep Rally, etc.)
Current Career/Profession: I am just completing a 35 year career in advertising /media agency business as Global CEO of VivaKi, a collection of four agencies (Starcom, MediaVest, ZenithOptimedia, Digitas, and Razorfish). I had complete executive managerial oversight of over 20,000 employees in 85 countries and over 80 billion euros of annual ad spend. VivaKi is part of the Paris based marketing communications holding company named the Publicis Groupe.
Family/Current Hometown Interests: My wife Beth and I still live in Arlington Heights with Rolling Green Country Club as our backyard. This is intentional since both of us try to play lots of golf together. We also spend time in Estero, Florida at our home in West Bay Club and our recently finished lake house in Fontana, Wisconsin. Our son, Jordan, and his wife Renee also live in Arlington Heights. He is an Account Director with Yahoo!. Our daughter Cori, lives in Scottsdale, Arizona where she has been teaching 6th grade for the last 7 years. She is a 2004 graduate of College of Education from the University of Illinois.
Open Statement About Participation in Gamma Zeta Alumni Association Board: I owe Gamma Zeta so much. The House and Brotherhood helped me grow and mature as leader and a human being. In fact, it was connections through this brotherhood that allowed me to break into the competitive advertising agency business. I have to be honest, I have been negligent as an active Alumni up till now, but intend to make up for lost time. It is my goal to bring my Executive Leadership skills to this association and quickly build an effective Association Board for benefit of Gamma Zeta and other like-minded Brothers who have my complete respect and trust.
Jeffrey S. Piper ’00 – Vice Chairman/VP
Hometown: Champaign, IL
Major: BS in Finance
Grad school: 2008 graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; MBA with concentrations in Finance and Organizational Behavior
Undergrad offices served: Social Chair, Vice President, Worthy Master
Other campus activities: IFC Risk Management Chair and Member of IFC President’s Council, Atius Sachem Treasurer, College of Business Student Board, Manager at Kam’s, active participant on intramural sports teams
Current career/profession: I began my career in Milwaukee with the investment banking division of Robert W. Baird & Co. I worked primarily on sellside advisory engagements for a little over four years and then decided to change directions. Since late 2004, I have been working with a lower middle-market private equity fund in Chicago called Svoboda Capital Partners LLC. We focus on executing buyouts and recapitalizations of businesses doing between $10 million and $100 million of revenue in the business services, consumer products & services, and value-added distribution industries.
Family/current home town/current interests: My wife, Christina, and I married in Geneva, Illinois in 2005 and began our life together in Chicago. In 2007, we had our first boy, Gabriel. In 2009, we had our second boy, Brooks. Needing more room than a two bedroom condo in the city, we decided to plant a flag in Elmhurst, Illinois, where we have been for 4 years now. In 2012, we had our third child, Lauren. The five of us love spending time together. The boys love sports and playing outside and Lauren has recently become mobile which adds a whole new element to the mix. Apart from family, I enjoy swimming and playing golf.
I have been intimately involved with Gamma Zeta since I graduated in 2000 and I can confidently say that, now more than ever, the alumni and undergraduates, collectively, have a chance to create a transformative legacy within our beloved organization. Just as society continues to evolve, we must prove to a be a flexible yet responsible organization. Combining the talents of all who seek to preserve Gamma Zeta’s rich history of leadership and success should propel our Chapter to new heights. I am looking forward to my ongoing involvement with the Fraternity.
Jeffrey K. Eversden ’05 – Secretary/Treasurer
Hometown: Carbondale, IL
Major: BS Accounting & BS Finance
Grad School: CPA – 2010
Undergrad offices served: Worthy Master, Head House Manager, Alumni Relations
Other Campus Activities: IFC Presidents Council, IFC Judicial Board, Undergraduate Board of Fraternity Affairs Rep, Business Council, General Manager of Clybourne and C.O. Daniel’s, Big Brother volunteer, intramural football.
Current Career/Profession: Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation – Purchased Asset Division. I manage/restructure assets acquired from failed banks via the FDIC.
Family/current home town/current interests: Currently engaged (wedding August), and live in Bucktown with my fiancé, Natalie. She is an ER nurse at Northwestern. We both volunteer on various boards, and enjoy spending time with friends & family.
I have been involved with the GZ Board since 2009, when another large house was removed from campus. We organized to gather support, interviewed all the members, and moved on the appropriate course of action. Though progress was made, there is still much work to do. I am hopeful that the new involvement will facilitate the GZ legacy with the current and future undergraduates. The mentor program is a great conduit to ensure that the current/future members will have the positive experience from which we benefited. I look forward to the continued improvement.
Gregory E. Scott ’76 – Director of House Corporation (Ex Officio)
Hometown: Oak Brook, IL
Major: Bachelors in Architectural Studies
Grad school: University of Illinois (Masters of Architecture) and University of Illinois (Masters of Business Administration)
Undergrad offices served: played on water polo team and coached swimming team
Other campus activities: Varsity swimming, All-American is 1973, US Olympic Trials in 1972 and 1976, Top 25 in World ranked in 1972-1974 for 100 Fly.
Current career/profession: Director, Account Operations for CBRE, Inc. on our Motorola Solutions account. I have been in commercial real estate for the past 30 years. I started as a broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial for the first 11 years of my career and then worked for two clients – Southgate out of Minneapolis (managing their portfolio in Chicago and Midwest) and CenterPoint Properties – a REIT based in Chicago where I oversaw the Asset Management portion of the business. I did industrial acquisitions for InSite Real Estate for five years (InSite is owned by one of our alums – Gerry Kostelny). I began working on the corporate outsourcing side of the business with Trammell Crow in 2004 and when Trammell Crow was purchased by CBRE, Inc in 2006, I stayed with CBRE. I have managed our corporate accounts with McDonald’s, Marathon Oil, Allstate Insurance and Baxter Healthcare. Currently with the Motorola Solutions account, I oversee our Facilities Management business in the Americas with 106 sites in nine countries from Canada to Argentina.
Family/current home town/current interests: My wife Betsy and I have two children – Stephen (20) and Caroline (18). Both graduated from Hinsdale South HS and both are attending the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH.
I believe that we can have the House be the greatest House on campus as it was when we were attending school. We have a very talented and sincere group of alumni who are ready to be involved. We need to help direct them into areas of their expertise and where there talents lie. I know with the help of these alumni and the management company that will be helping us, we can bring the House to a new level. I ready and willing to help in this endeavor.
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Jeffrey J. Scolaro ’04 – Director of Membership
Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
Grad school: 2007 Juris Doctor, DePaul University College of Law
Undergrad offices served: Several Social and Rush Teams, Worthy Master
Other campus activities: Member of IFC Greek Initiative/Recruitment Team; Member of IFC President’s Council; IFC Kolusis Monitor; Manager at Tonic; Intramural sports participant each year
Current career/profession: Civil and commercial litigation attorney in Chicago. I represent various entities in the defense of personal injury and commercial litigation claims from inception to trial. I also serve in a general counsel function to small/mid-size businesses, helping them navigate a wide variety of problems they may face while growing their companies. In that capacity, I have extensively handled employment/non-competition issues, as well as contract negotiation/disputes.
Family/current home town/current interests: My wife, Nicole, and I currently live in the West Loop. We are moving to Palos Heights shortly, which is where my wife teaches high school and where she grew up. We have one child in the chamber, with a due date of late September. It is a girl. Her name is a secret.
I want to help ensure that the current and future GZs have as great an experience at 1101 W. Pennsylvania as we all did. With the mentorship program and other areas in which alums have currently stepped forward, I know that this great group can accomplish any goal set. With regard to membership, we will continue to seek the assistance of all alums to identify incoming (and existing) University of Illinois students that will help continue to make ATO the successful organization it has always been.
William T. Barry ’77 – Director of Development
Hometown: Taylorville, Illinois
Major: BS Accounting (Bronze Tablet)
Undergrad offices served: Intramural Chairman
Other campus activities: Intramural Sports, Accountant for Division of Campus Parking,
Current career/profession: Senior Vice President, Draper and Kramer, Head of Real estate Finance Group
Family/current home town/current interests: Single, Chicago, One son Jeff(28) who is investor reporting at CDW. Firm believer in giving back to the community as demonstrated by my 30 year involvement with the March of Dimes as well as my current involvement with LINK Unlimited, Chicago All Stars and the Alzheimer’s Association.
I want to see the current ATO’s have a great experience in the house and develop life-long relationships with their brothers while at the same time carry on the ATO legacy that was long ago established as the top house on campus.
Dane K. Luhrsen ’77 – Director of Alumni Relations
Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Major: Business Administration
Undergrad offices served: Served terms as VP (Worthy Chaplain), Kitchen Manager and captained the house volleyball team
Other campus activities: Sophomore, Junior and Senior Intramural Manager with Campus Recreation/Intramurals. Played every intramural sport offered. Worked for Illinois Department of Recreation and a variety of restaurant jobs.
Current career/profession: 35 year career in technology sales, sales staff and sales management with IBM, PwC Consulting and for the last 9 years Gartner.
Family/current home town/current interests: I live in Wheaton with my wife, Mary Beth (Brennan) Luhrsen. Mary Beth is a DG and the sister of Bill Brennan Gamma Zeta 1978. We have four kids who all played college sports – daughters Katie and Annie played volleyball at Illinois, John was an ATO at the Ohio State and played volleyball, Eric, our youngest is a red shirt sophomore on the Eastern Illinois football team. Katie is married and just had her first baby, our first grandson. The kids and their various activities still keep us running. I’ve also been very active in fund raising for March of Dimes, ALS and Gamma Zeta scholarships, and coordinating ATO Chicago area activities and communications. And, when the kids were younger I coached soccer and basketball and served several terms on the board of the Wheaton Wings Soccer Club. I’m also on the Board of the Wheaton High Schools Alumni Association.
I think that the current group of Gamma Zetas have tremendous potential. One of the keys is getting our large, talented and connected alumni network re-energized and involved with the undergrad chapter with things like the Mentor Program, Internships, participation on various Alumni Association committees, recommending recent high school graduates who will be attending Illinois who would make great ATOs and simply visiting the house when in town. I’m looking forward to helping make this happen.
Alumni Association Extended Team
James L. Dobrovolny ’70 – Chapter Advisor
Grad school: John Marshall Law School
Undergrad offices served: Pledge Trainer and Social Chair
Other campus activities: Army ROTC Brigade Commander
Current career/profession: Attorney
Family/current home town/current interests: I live in Champaign with my wife Katie who is retired from being Station Manager for WILL radio and tv, the UI PBS outlet. We have twin sons, Spencer (an SAE at Illinois) and Chris (an ATO at Illinois and a two time letterman in Golf under coaches Beard and Small). I am Deputy General Counsel for the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association, an association of Illinois police and firefighter pension boards.
I view my role as somewhat different than perhaps other Chapter Advisors might. I try to be that resource person for the men in the House or their parents with issues that arise for them on campus. I also try to impart my experience in the Greek System here at Illinois having chaired and served on the Board of Fraternity Affairs for about 25 years, to any willing to listen. I had an opportunity to view fraternities at their best and at their worst here for some time. I try to impart some of that institutional knowledge as issues arise in our experience. I have to honestly say that in the past 45 years, I have not seen the alumni enthusiasm higher or more importantly the interest and participation greater, than now. It gives me great hope.
John C. Aymond ’80 – Gamma Zeta rep for the Greek Council Board of Advisors (GCBA, IFC Alumni Organization)
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Undergrad offices served: Vice President, Co-social chairman
Other campus activities: (IFC) Interfraternity Council President, Rush Chairman,UGSA board, Shorter Board,
Current career/profession: IBM -Sales 1980-1982, RBC Capital Markets – Fixed Income Sales 1982- Present
Family/current home town/current interests: Living in Naperville with my wife Ginger, DG from Indiana University, daughter Jessica, Indiana University graduate, Son Ben- University of Illinois. Currently on the University of Illinois Alumni Association Finance committee and the U of I Greek Council Board of Advisors.
Looking forward to working with the strong GZ alumni group and the undergrads. The whole Greek system needs to address challenges in the physical structures, scholarship and ritual arena. With the dedication of our alumni and the undergrads commitment to excellence I am confident we can continue to develop talented, quality brothers for decades to come!
David Teuscher, MD ’80 – General committee (Alumni Association Bylaws and Governance)
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Graduation Year: 1980
Grad school: University of Texas Medical School
Undergrad offices served: Rush Chairman (Junior) & Social Chairman (Senior)
Other campus activities: Won election and served on Urbana City Council
Current career/profession: Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine in private practice group since 1993, after 13 year career in US Army Medical Corp. I am now serving as the 2nd VP of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (HQ in Rosemont, IL) and will become their President in 2015.
Family/current home town/current interests: Married to Connie for 25 years, whom I met in San Antonio and we have two grown sons; Brandon in Austin, Texas and Derek at Fort Riley, Kansas. I am active in my Rotary and Chamber locally, serve as a gubernatorial nominee on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and also serve as a nominee of the Supreme Court of Texas on the Board of the State Bar of Texas.
Nothing will energize and enhance the undergraduate chapter experience for our newest brothers like a vibrant and engaged GZ chapter alumni association. We have a long line of sky blue and gold talent and tradition, and our pledges are only temporarily the last in that line. Drafting and adopting the right governance structure with bylaws that help us become a cohesive and functional unit, will reacquaint old friendships and ensure the ATO legends of the past inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
Dave Seiler ’77 – Gamma Zeta Scholarship coordination (Simonds, Sinnock, Heldman, Clausing, Timson)
Hometown: Pana, IL
Graduation Year: 1977
Other campus activities: IFC, Beta Alpha Psi, grant accountant for food science department
Current career/profession: Managing Partner in Central Illinois, McGladrey LLP Certified Public Accountants
Family/current home town/current interests: My wife, Anita, and I live in Champaign. Anita is a part time operating room nurse. We have 2 children. Our son Camden is an ATO, a graduate of Purdue, lives in Chicago and is a full time consultant at BP. Our daughter Leah is a Kappa, graduated from Illinois in May of 2013 and is moving to Houston this summer to start her career. Leah has dated Ben Rear for 6 years. Ben is an ATO, an Illinois grad and works for Exxon-Mobil in Houston. Over the years, I have been active in the Champaign-Urbana community and with the University. I have chaired a number of committees of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and have served as an officer and on its Board of Directors. I have volunteered with United Way of Champaign County for many years, serving as President of its Board of Directors and Chairman of United Way’s Annual Campaign. We enjoy attending a variety of Illinois sporting events, including football, basketball and volleyball.
David Krug ’95 – ATO National Board of Directors
Graduation Year: 1995
Undergrad offices served: Worthy Master, Social Chairman, Rush Chairman, House Manager
Other campus activities: Student Alumni Association, Order of Omega, Member of 1994 All Campus Flag Football Team Champions (ATO “A” Team of course)
Current career/profession: Real Estate Development, Boutique Hotel Owner, and General Contracting
Family/current home town/current interests: Married to Simona Krug in 2011 expecting our first baby any day now. Love to golf and big fan of all Fighting Illini Sports Teams, Cubs, Blackhawks, Bulls, and Da Bears.
Open statement about your participation on the Gamma Zeta Alumni Association Board: I’ve been active as an Alumni Volunteer since the day I graduated (over 18 years now). I’ve seen the house at it’s best and I’ve seen the house through some difficult times. I value my experiences with ATO and hope that every member has the opportunity to get as much out of the organization as I have.
Donald S. Rubenstein, MD, PhD 1980 – Membership Committee
Hometown: Lincolnshire, IL
Major: Biology and Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 1980 1981
Grad school: MS in Mechanical Engineering (U of I), MD (Loyola University), PhD (Loyola University
Undergrad offices served: Social Chairman, VP-Worthy Chaplain
Other campus activities: Illini Track team freshman year. Defensive line on Frat Blue Championship Back to Back teams, Bony’s AllStar Defensive Line Championship team
Current career/profession: Physician – Cardiac Electrophysiologist, managing partner of Arrhythmia Consultants, Medical Director Cardiovascular Research at Greenville Hospital Systems over last 6 years, Managing Director of Robotic Center of Excellence, Educational Consultant for Hansen Medical, and prior Cardiology Chairman GHS
Family/current home town/current interests: We have lived in Simpsonville, SC for the last 15 years. My wife, Vicki was a Pi Phi at Illinois (’79), Illinette and Honey Bear Cheerleader when the Bears were GREAT. We have 4 kids. Oldest son Connor is at Clemson, daughter will be junior at Illinois in Veterinarian Science, middle son Mason, junior blackbelt karate, will be freshman at Illinois in Computer Engineering, and Preston, age 15, a rising sophomore in HS and is in MMA being trained by UFC pro Stephen Thompson. I was a coach on each of the boys baseball teams.
I strongly believe that Gamma Zeta can once again be a proud, fun, competitive, and dominant house that churns out great members and leaders of the community.
John Seiler ’54 – Secretary of the Society for the Preservation of Greek Housing
Mike Barrett ’80 – Membership committee (helping with rush and member training)
Matt Massucci ’96 – Communication committee (driving alumni/undergrad internship program)