Notable Zetes

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

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Steers, Ian “Barry” C. C.

Achievements: Canadian Ambassador to Japan from 1981 to 1989, Ambassador to Brazil from 1971 to 1976, as well as Canada's first Commissioner to Bermuda from 1976 to 1979.

Chapter: Theta Phi, 1951

DOD: January 15, 1927 – November 20, 2011

Svahn, John “Jack” A.

Achievements: Author, "There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere (Twenty Years with Ronald Reagan)." 1973 named Director of the California Department of Social Welfare. Commissioner of Social Security (1981- 1983). Served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan's terms as both Governor of California, and President of the United States.

Chapter: Phi Lambda, 1966

Wachowich, Allan

Achievements: Former Chief Justice, Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta

Chapter: Mu Theta

Watson, Mark

Achievements: While with the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Managed the Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Protection Program (2008-2016) Managed all projects related to acid deposition and mercury pollution. (2000-2008) Supervised the country's largest high-efficiency, low-emitting wood heat research program. Initiated a multi-million dollar climate change research program in New York State.

Chapter: Gamma, 1978

Pete Wilson

Wilson, Pete

Achievements: 36th Governor of California (1991-1999). US Senator - California (1983-1991). San Diego, CA Mayor (1971-1983)

Chapter: Eta

Zahnleuter, Richard J.

Achievements: General Counsel at the New York State Department of Health (2016-2020, Retired from State Service)

Chapter: Gamma, 1978