FSPAC Board Biographies
President – Howard Pickett
Howard Pickett serves as the President of the Fraternity Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC). Howard’s fraternity involvement began at North Carolina State, where he was initiated in the Beta Tau chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He has served in a variety of leadership positions on both the local and national levels over the span of 45 years. Elected to the position of Regent (National President) of Sigma Nu in 2000, he implemented the strategic planning process that resulted in expansion, bold new programs, and an organizational structure that is still in place today. Howard also served on the North American Interfraternity Conference Board of Directors for six years, including the top post for two years as NIC Chairman 2010-2012. Howard remains active on the local level as House Corporation President at Beta Tau Chapter of Sigma Nu at NC State. He chairs the NC State Greek Housing Authority, working collaboratively with his Greek colleagues and university officials on the new housing village currently underway. Howard has received recognition for his distinguished service from Sigma Nu Fraternity (Hall of Honor), Kappa Alpha Order (Accolade for Interfraternal Service), Sigma Alpha Mu (Sidney H. Guller Interfraternal Award), NIC (Gold Medal) and the Fraternity Executives Association (FEA). Howard is president and owner of George Pickett & Associates, Inc.—an electrical sales representative firm covering the Carolinas and Virginia.
President-Elect – Phyllis Grissom
Phyllis Grissom pledged Tri Delta at Southern Methodist University. Since then she has accrued a lifetime of experience in fraternity and sorority life as a leadership consultant, campus-based professional, headquarters staffer, and in a number of volunteer appointments. She served as Tri Delta’s Fraternity President in 2012 and 2014. In 2016, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital awarded her the Michael F. Tamer Award, the highest honor awarded to an individual for making significant and sustained contributions to the hospital. In her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, Phyllis serves on the Library Advisory Board of the City of Fort Worth and is active in the PTA and Band Boosters. She enjoys listening to live music with her husband Bryan, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and playing board games with her children Grant, 15 and Allison, 13.
Vice President Communications – Tom Decker
Tom has been continuously engaged in the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity for many years. He is a former president of the organization’s board of directors (Grand Council), has also been the president of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation, and has served as the fraternity’s NIC delegate. He is currently the chapter advisor and the alumni board president for the fraternity’s chapter at Virginia Tech. Also active with his alma mater, the University of Missouri, he is presently the vice president of its College of Engineering Foundation. Professionally, Tom is a registered professional engineer in several states and a board- certified environmental engineer. His career has spanned over four decades in various executive leadership roles with top global engineering and construction companies. Today, he provides market strategy and business management expertise to water sector companies, organizations, and agencies.
Vice President Fundraising – Michael Greenberg
Michael Greenberg currently serves as Vice President of Fundraising for the FSPAC. He has previously served his fraternity, Sigma Chi, as Chairman of several of the organization’s leadership and educational programs and initiatives, Treasurer, Vice Chairman, and 68th International President (Grand Consul). He presently serves Sigma Chi as Chairman of the Education and Leadership Board and as a member of the Foundation Board of Governors. Interfraternally, Michael serves as Sigma Chi’s delegate to the NIC Governing Council, has previously chaired the membership committee, and currently serves as the presiding officer of the Executive Committee of the NIC Governing Council. Professionally, Michael co-founded and runs Interior Investments, LLC – a contract furniture firm serving commercial accounts since 1994, Interior Investments has recently been named by Inc Magazine as one of Inc 5000 fastest-growing companies in America with revenues over 173 million.
Vice President Political Affairs – Ben Satcher
Ben is a Past Knight Commander (National President) for Kappa Alpha Order and past Trustee of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. He currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Fraternity Sorority Action Fund and is a current board member of Foundations for Fraternal Excellence (FFE). Ben is a former owner of a Ford automobile dealership and for the past 8 years, he has been the Chief Development Officer for the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. Ben resides in Lexington, SC., where he is a member of the Lexington, SC Rotary Club, Lexington United Methodist Church and past board member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. He is a proud graduate of Clemson University where he served as President of the KA Chapter.
Treasurer – Andrea Bechtel
Having joined the FSPAC board in 2012, Andrea currently serves as its treasurer after two terms as secretary. She has also served two terms on the Fraternity and Sorority Action Fund Board of Directors. Andrea is the First Alternate National Panhellenic Conference Delegate for Chi Omega Fraternity. Within NPC she serves as an Area Advisor Coordinator for the Mid-American North Region. She served on Chi Omega’s Supreme Governing Council as National Secretary and National Alumnae Officer. Her other Greek service includes chapter advisor at Northwestern University, treasurer of the Chicago North Shore Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter, and delegate to the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Andrea lives in the Chicago North Shore area where she had a 16-year management consulting career with Hewitt Associates, managing international teams of over 300 employees and $30 million of major client relationships. She is a founding member of Invest to Elect Illinois and is passionate about electing more women to political office. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she holds a BBA degree in finance, investment, and banking. Her husband and sons are fraternity men.
Secretary – Leslie Williams
Leslie Williams has been on the Executive Committee since 2018 serving as Secretary. She currently serves as Delta Zeta Sorority’s National Panhellenic Conference Delegate and is a member of their National Council. She has served on their National Council for nine years in various roles such as Vice President of Membership and Vice President of Alumnae and has been a volunteer for the sorority for over 20 years. She currently serves on the NPC Strategic Planning Committee and Nominating Committee. Professionally, Leslie is a Vice President for ACG Professionals, a commercial real estate consulting firm, and leads the analytical and due diligence services for the company. She is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business.