Notable Zetes

For over 170 years, Zeta Psi has scaffolded our undergraduate brothers to be better leaders in their careers, their communities, and in service to all humankind. We have been fortunate to have played role in the lives of countless inspirational men throughout the years. Here is a list of some Zetes who have powerfully impacted the world.

Mark Badagliacca

Badagliacca, Mark

Achievements: CFO, Paramount Pictures

Chapter: Psi, 1978

Jim Balsillie

Balsillie, Jim

Achievements: Former Co-CEO, Research in Motion (Blackberry)

Chapter: Theta Xi

Barokas, Ben

Achievements: Serial entrepreneur and angel Investor. Founder, AdMeld, which was sold to Google for a reported $400 million. Founder and CEO of Sourcepoint, the first content compensation platform.

Chapter: Alpha Pi, 1996

David Brain

Brain, David

Achievements: President, EPR Properties

Chapter: Beta Tau

Brown IV, George Garvin

Achievements: Chairman of the Board, Brown-Foreman (2007-), which owns brands including Jack Daniel's whiskey, Finlandia vodka and Herradura tequila.

Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1991

William Buck

Buck, William C. “Bill”

Achievements: Executive VP, TDH Holdings, Inc.; Part-Owner, Philadelphia Phillies. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1988)

Chapter: Tau, 1950

James Cantalupo

Cantalupo, James

Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, McDonalds

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon

DOD: April 19, 2004

Connelly, Jr., George W.

Achievements: One of the leading federal tax litigators in the United States. Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Texas Lawyer Magazine (2019).

Chapter: Omega, 1967

Joseph Cullman III

Cullman, III, Joseph

Achievements: Former CEO, Phillip Morris; Chairman, US Open

Chapter: Eta

Daviau, Daniel, J.

Achievements: President and Chief Executive Officer of Canaccord Genuity Group Corp. (2015-)

Chapter: Theta Phi, 1985

Dowden, Albert R.

Achievements: Former President and CEO, Volvo North America (January 1, 1992-1998)

Chapter: Rho, 1963

Mark Fields

Fields, Mark

Achievements: Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company (July 1, 2014-May 22, 2017). Previously he was Ford's COO, and before that, Ford's president of The Americas. President and CEO of Mazda Motor Corporation (2000-2002), becoming, at age 38, then the youngest CEO ever of a major Japanese company.

Chapter: Delta, 1983

Jim Fleck

Fleck, Jim

Achievements: Former Chairman, ATI Technologies

Chapter: Theta Phi

Ford, II, Henry

Achievements: Former Chairman and Former CEO, Ford Motor Co.. President of the Ford Motor Company (1945 - 1960), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (1945 - 1979), and Chairman of the Board of Directors (1960 - 1980). Under the leadership of Henry Ford II, Ford Motor Company became a publicly traded corporation in 1956. From 1943 to 1950, he also served as president of the Ford Foundation. 1969 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 1983 Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Chapter: Eta

DOD: September 29, 1987

Forese, James

Achievements: Co-President, CitiGroup and Chief Executive Officer of the Institutional Clients Group (2013-2019). Independent non-executive Director of HSBC (2020-)

Chapter: Omicron Epsilon, 1985

Gordon, Lloyd Lamont ‘Monty’

Achievements: Founded Gordon Securities (later Gordon Capital). Founded the Canadian Olympic bobsleigh team, and competed in the Olympic games and the world championships. He was honored in 2017 by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton with the creation of the “L.L. Gordon Spirit Award,” given annually to the athlete who best embodies Lamont’s drive and commitment to the sport of bobsleigh.

Chapter: Theta Phi, 1955

DOD: July 26, 2019

Jon K Grant

Grant, Jon K.

Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, Quaker Oats of Canada(1976-1993), Trustee of the World Wildlife Fund of Canada, Officer the Order of Canada (May 1, 2002). Chair of the Ontario Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (1990 to 19 92), Chair of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (2003 to 2005).

Chapter: Theta Phi

Albert E Grauer

Grauer, Albert E. “Dal”

Achievements: Former CEO, British Columbia Electric (1946-?); Chancellor, University of British Columbia, Three term President of the Vancouver Symphony Society, Two term Chairman of the Vancouver General Hospital Board. In 1957, he was named Canadian Businessman of the Year and, in 1958, was awarded the Human Relations Award from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. Member of the Canadian lacrosse team that demonstrated in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam.

Chapter: Sigma Epsilon

DOD: 1961

Ronald G Greene

Greene, Ronald G.

Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, Renaissance Energy Ltd.

Chapter: Chi Gamma

Anthony F Griffiths

Griffiths, Anthony F.

Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, Mitel Corporation; Independent Director of Fairfax Holdings, Former Chairman, Russel Metals. Chairman and CEO of Canadian Cablesystems Limited of Toronto (1973-1979). Author, "Corporate Catalyst: A Chronicle of the (Mis)Management of Canadian Business from a Veteran Insider"

Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1954

Harrington, Conrad

Achievements: Chancellor, McGill University, 1976 to 1983. Became the Executive Vice President of the Royal Trust Company in 1954. In 1965 he was added to the company's Board of Directors. 1986 Member Order of Canada

Chapter: Alpha Psi

DOD: May 12, 2000

William B Harrison Jr

Harrison, Jr., William B.

Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, JP Morgan Chase, retired December 31, 2006. Joined Chemical Bank in 1967, which after a number of mergers, became JP Morgan Chase. A member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., and a member of the Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Chapter: Upsilon, 1966

Headshot of Stephen Hartwell.

Hartwell, Stephen

Term: Phi Alpha from 1999-2000 Distinguished Service Award 2001 1968 Elected Vice President of Washington Mutual Investors Fund, becoming President in 1981. He later became Chairman of the Board of Directors, where he served until 2001, thereafter becoming Chairman Emeritus for life.

Chapter: Tau, 1936

DOD: December 14, 2011

Arden Haynes

Haynes, Arden

Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, Imperial Oil Ltd.; the Ninth Chancellor of York University (1994-1998)

Chapter: Pi Epsilon, 1951

Perry Herst

Herst, Perry S., Jr.

Achievements: Former Chairman, Co-Founder, and CEO of Tishman West Management Corp. Captain of the Tennis team at Brown University. He is a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and of the Civic Achievement Award from the American Jewish Committee.

Chapter: Epsilon, 1951

DOD: September 18, 1929-February 6, 2018

Hicks, Jr., Paul

Achievements: Former President, Texaco Europe

Chapter: Beta, 1950

Holden, Liberty E.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1884–1885. Owner/Publisher, "The Cleveland Plain Dealer" (1885-1913), owner the Hollenden Hotel (1985-1913), Clevelands most glamorous hotel from 1885-1960. President of the Cleveland Museum of Art, oversaw the construction of the museum and the building of Wade and Rockefeller Parks. President of the Union Club of Cleveland.

Chapter: Chi, 1857

DOD: (20 June 1833-26 Aug. 1913)

Ara Hovnavian

Hovnanian, Ara

Achievements: Chairman and CEO, Hovnavian Enterprises

Chapter: Sigma

Joost, Stephen

Achievements: Founding Partner and Board Member of Firehouse Subs, Former President of Jacksonville (FL) City Council

Chapter: Beta Tau, 1984

Junker, Ph.D., Andrew

Achievements: Founder Brain Actuated Technologies Inc. (BAT). Project Brainfingers Transforms brain and body electrical potentials from the forehead into hands-free computer controls which can be customized to each individual's needs. Brainfingers can give a voice to people who are non-verbal or who have limited expressive language, and may be appropriate for individuals with severe and multiple disabilities.

Chapter: Theta, 1965