John Covert (Georgia Institute of Technology, '72) was initiated into Phi Kappa Theta as a freshman Electrical Engineering student.

As an undergraduate he participated in his chapter's transition from colony to chapter. After receiving his BEE degree, he began a thirty-year career with Digital Equipment Corporation (purchased by Compaq and then Hewlett-Packard). He is now an independent Software Engineering Consultant, with clients in the fields of operating system security and telecommunications. He has served the Georgia Tech chapter as Vice President and Secretary of the Alumni Corporation and has served the National Fraternity as District Governor for the MIT chapter and as Northeast Province President.

He is committed to the ideals of Phi Kappa Theta and exercises our ideals as a volunteer at his local community supper, in his work with the Fraternity, Sorority, and Independent Living System at MIT, and as a member of the Knights of Columbus.