2019 Nominating Committee

The nominating committee shall promote the process of nominations and elections, recruit nominees for Supreme Council and ensure there are candidates for office.

CHAIRMAN

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Lia Ham, Epsilon Beta Chapter at Ferris State University

After graduating with her Bachelor of Science, Lia has spent the last 10 years developing a career in business management and strategic solutions, currently working at Ford Motor Company serving dealers in vehicle scheduling. She brings this business acumen to the nomination committee as the chair for the 2019 term. A dedicated volunteer for the Fraternity since 2009, Lia has served chapters in Michigan and Ohio in a variety of roles, including advisory board member and chapter key advisor, and currently serves as the chairman of the Culture of Care committee for the strategic planning arm of the Fraternity. She lives in Berkley, Michigan. 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Tracy Koch, Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Illinois State University
Tracy brings more than 20 years of Phi Sigma Sigma volunteer service to the nominating committee, including serving on Supreme Council and as an executive officer for our two related entities, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation and National Housing Corporation. She currently serves as the chapter key advisor for the Iota Phi Chapter at Lindenwood University.  Her extensive knowledge and experience with the nominating process will provide key insights to the committee’s charge. Professionally, Tracy has worked for Safeco Insurance for over a decade as a senior territory manager. She brings significant experience in strategic thinking, sales, and recruitment to the committee. Tracy lives in Ellisville, Missouri with her husband and three children. 

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Hannah Larson, Delta Theta Chapter at Oakland University
Hannah is a recent college graduate, and was very eager to continue serving Phi Sigma Sigma as a volunteer. Professionally, she is a human resource generalist for Xenial, where she practices recruiting, employee relations, immigration, training and development. Her experience in human resources will help ensure that the nominating committee operates with the utmost integrity and efficiency. Additionally, Hannah serves as an alumnae ambassador for the Charlotte, North Carolina region, where she currently resides. She is passionate about forming bonds with sisters from all over, and representing Phi Sigma Sigma in the best ways possible.  

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Shannon McCabe, Iota Zeta Chapter at University of Minnesota Duluth
Shannon works as a float pool medical-surgical nurse at a regional trauma hospital in southeast Louisiana. Her critical thinking skill set and administrative leadership skills obtained during her time in her current masters program will prove beneficial to the nominating committee in the areas of content and leadership development. Shannon has also been an active Phi Sigma Sigma volunteer since graduation in 2013. She has served as the Chapter Excellence chairman for three years and now as the committee chairman for prevention and social strategy in addition to serving on a chapter advisory board. She is eager to continue to develop her skill set and looks forward to working with the nominees and committee. Shannon lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

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Melissa (Missy) Ricketts, Theta Psi Chapter at Alma College
Professionally, Missy is a senior brand manager and brings over 12 years of experience in advertising and marketing communication strategy to the nominating committee. She also previously worked for the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation as a development officer, and has volunteered since 2007 in a variety of roles including chapter key advisor and alumnae chapter archon. She is currently the president of Detroit Roller Derby, and has served three terms on their board of directors. She and her husband live in Brighton, Michigan. 

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Angi San Souci, Delta Alpha Chapter at Eastern Michigan University
Angi is a certified leadership coach, speaker and trainer who owns her own practice. She has served Phi Sigma Sigma as a chapter key advisor, and is currently serving on the strategic planning committee. Between her experience in corporate organizational leadership and as a volunteer for the Fraternity, she brings a valuable perspective to the committee and the elections process. Angi lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

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Simonne Yet Kwong Horman, Iota Iota Chapter at Grand Valley State University
Simonne serves as the assistant director for sorority and fraternity affairs at the University of Florida. Simonne began her career on Phi Sigma Sigma’s professional staff, serving as director of chapter services, membership manager and leadership development consultant. She is also a longtime volunteer, serving as a chapter advisory board member and member of the NPC delegation. Simonne's experience includes service on higher education search committees, an understanding of how Supreme Council interacts and directs Headquarters operations as well as knowledge of governance trends within the National Panhellenic Conference. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

LEGAL COUNSEL

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Frances Guthrie, Kappa Chapter at The George Washington University
Frances has nearly 20 years of experience working for Siemens in legal, contracts and commercial roles around the globe. Her past and current roles in the corporate legal & compliance department allows Frances to bring essential knowledge and skill to support the nominating committee. Frances also serves the Fraternity as chapter key advisor for the Iota Eta Chapter at Florida Tech and as a member of the strategic planning committee. She lives in Orlando, Florida.

STAFF LIAISON

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Michelle Ardern, Delta Iota Chapter at Central Michigan 
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Michelle is the executive director of Phi Sigma Sigma. She leads the Fraternity's professional staff and day-to-day operations from Headquarters in Elkridge, Maryland. Michelle resides in Dundalk, Maryland.