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.
Achievements: CFO, Paramount Pictures
Chapter: Psi, 1978
Achievements: Former Co-CEO, Research in Motion (Blackberry)
Chapter: Theta Xi
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
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
Brown, Peter M.
Achievements: Founder Canaccord Financial (now Canaccord Genuity), the largest independent investment dealer in Canada. Member Order of British Columbia. Member the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (2014), Business Laureates of B.C. Hall of Fame (2011), the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (2010), and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2010).
Chapter: Sigma Epsilon, 1963
Buck, William C. “Bill”
Achievements: Executive VP, TDH Holdings, Inc.; Part-Owner, Philadelphia Phillies. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1988)
Chapter: Tau, 1950
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
Cullman, III, Joseph
Achievements: Former CEO, Phillip Morris; Chairman, US Open
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
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
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.
DOD: September 29, 1987
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
Fregolle, Jr., Robert (Bob) L.
Achievements: 35 Years with Procter and Gamble, retiring as the Global Chief Sales Officer (2/2009 - 7/2014). Currently Co-owner of the Daytona Tortugas, the Cincinnati Reds Class A Minor League Professional Baseball Affiliate in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Chapter: Xi, 1979
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
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
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
Greene, Ronald G.
Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, Renaissance Energy Ltd.
Chapter: Chi Gamma
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
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
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
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
Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, Imperial Oil Ltd.; the Ninth Chancellor of York University (1994-1998)
Chapter: Pi Epsilon, 1951
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)
Achievements: Chairman and CEO, Hovnavian Enterprises