Alan H. Rice, Alpha Beta ’50 Bio

Alan H. Rice, Alpha Beta ’50 is Zeta Psi’s named principle benefactor for the Convention Leadership Training Institute program. Brother Alan’s support of Zeta Psi for both undergraduate and elder chapter development goes back several decades.

Alan grew up in the Twin Cities and decided to stay close and attend the University of Minnesota. Alan was the quintessential Big Man on Campus – a distinguished scholar, officer in Zeta Psi, captain of the varsity wrestling team and winner of two Big Ten titles in his weight class. After earning a degree in Finance, Alan continued to participate in wrestling and represented the United States at a Pan American Games, World Championships, and the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. Alan was the AAU National Champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling and is the founder of the Minnesota Amateur Wrestling Club. Based on his success as a wrestler and a coach, Alan served as the USA head Greco-Roman Wrestling Coach at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

Meanwhile, Alan developed an extremely successful career in Minneapolis as an officer and director of several financial firms and later for many years as the CEO of Pilot Capital Management.

Alan’s support for Zeta Psi has never wavered, and when there was a need, Alan always found a way to make a difference. He has served in various capacities for the Minnesota Association of Zeta Psi over the past seven decades. In the 1980s, Alan led the efforts to recapitalize the Alpha Beta chapter house and saw to it that the historic property on the Minnesota campus was preserved for Zeta Psi’s use Alan has been called to serve on the International Board of Directors on several occasions. Most recently, Alan helped ensure a successful re-chartering of the Alpha Beta chapter in April 2016, and was present at their initiation ceremony.