Michael J. Freiman

Michael J. Freiman – Phi Epsilon Chapter,Maryland, 1978, Phi Alpha 2000-2002

When he first set foot on the University of Maryland campus as a freshman, Mike had no intention of joining a fraternity and really had no idea what they were. He was introduced to them by his roommate who convinced him to join the group that would become the Charter members of the Phi Epsilon Chapter. He has been active as a Zete since they officially joined our Circle in 1976. As an undergraduate member, he held most of the committee chairmanships and offices including Rush Chairman, Social Chairman, Pledge Master, Sigma, Alpha Phi and Phi. He also served as the Greek Week Co-Chairman for the entire Greek System his senior year. He was selected as a member of the Kalegathos (Greek Honor) Society and is also an Alumni member of Maryland’s Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society Chapter. He graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from the Smith School of Business (College of Business and Management) in 1976.

Upon graduation, Mike joined the staff of Zeta Psi, first as a Chapter Consultant and then later as the Director of Chapter Services. He served on the IHQ staff from 1978-80. He is generally credited with the formal creation of Zeta Psi’s Leadership Training Institute (LTI). He oversaw the growth and development of the LTI program for the fraternity and participated as a volunteer for many years until he was invited to join the Fraternity’s Board of Directors. He served on the Boards of both the fraternity and foundation and held the offices of Alpha Sigma, Alpha Phi Alpha and served as the 127th Phi Alpha and President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation from 2000-2002. He is responsible for the creation of the Zete4Life program. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2008 and the James J. Carey Leadership Award in 2019.

Past Phi Alphas (L to R) Doug Donaldson, Peter Pakradoni, Pat Carney and Mike Freiman

Mike also served as the President of the National Capital Interfraternity Forum and has been recognized by the University of Maryland for his long and distinguished service to the Greek System. He was asked to speak at the dedication of the University’s commemorative garden recognizing 100 years of Greek Life at the University and his name is included as one of the significant Greek Leaders for his service to Zeta Psi and the overall Greek Community.

After leaving the Zeta Psi staff, Mike returned to Washington, D.C. where he began his successful career as a Financial Advisor. He is the Senior Partner in the practice that bears his name, Team Freiman at Morgan Stanley, a 14-person Financial Planning and Wealth Management practice. He is a Certified Financial Planner ® (CFP) and Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA). Mike has been recognized as one of the country’s top advisors by Barron’s, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

In addition to his dedicated service to Zeta Psi, he is also a former board member and Past President of the University of Maryland Terrapin Club, the organization that supports all athletic fundraising for their athletic scholarships and programs. He is also a Past President of The Amity Club of Washington, D.C. a Jewish Men’s social and service organization. He also serves as a board member for the Field of Firsts Foundation, supporting the Museum at the College Park Airport, the oldest continuously running airport in the world.

Mike is married to his wife Ann, who he met when Zeta Psi was building a homecoming float with her Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. They have two sons, Steven and Adam, both Phi Epsilon Zetes, who also work with him as part of Team Freiman at Morgan Stanley.