40 under 40 — Harry deCabo
Delta Chi, 2016 — Recognized in: 2020
Harry was a late addition to American University’s Delta Chi Chapter. He attended and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Boston College in 2016. However, during his Junior year, he joined a program that had him spend most of 2015 at American University. It was during his time in this program that he was introduced to the Delta Chi Chapter and decided to rush. His best friend from high school, Billy Weisenhorn, was president of the chapter at the time and introduced him to everyone. It’s an unorthodox choice to join a fraternity in a school you technically do not attend, but Harry was immediately drawn to the strong camaraderie within the chapter and knew these were men with whom he wanted to form a bond of brotherhood.
The decision to join Zeta Psi paid off in dividends. The friendships he made by joining Zeta Psi are strong to this day. His relationships with his brothers continue to be the bedrock of many facets of his life. His roommate is a brother. One of his co-workers is a brother. And the majority of his friends are brothers of Zeta Psi. It is not ridiculous to say that joining Zeta Psi was among one of the most impactful decisions of his life.
Harry currently lives and works in Washington, DC. Since before attending college, Harry knew he wanted to be involved in government advocacy. His passion is, and continues to be, giving a voice to those who need to be heard. He currently works at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) as an Advocacy and PAC Manager. Harry fervidly advocates for the needs of child psychiatrists and children’s mental health. As AACAP-PAC Manager, he has raised over $100,000 to support candidates for Congress that will fight for the needs of child psychiatrists and their patients. Harry, again, partially credits Zeta Psi for being in this position. One of his brothers, Sean Bristow, referred him for the position and is now a co-worker.
Harry has also served as the Treasurer of the Delta Chi Elder Chapter for the past three years. Under his and the rest of the board’s leadership, the elder chapter has grown from an ad hoc group of elders to an organization that actively supports an elder network, supports the active chapter, and makes long term plans for the future. Harry is inspired by the growth he has witnessed in the past few years and is excited for what the future holds.
If you would like to contact Harry, he is happy to connect on LinkedIn.