Robert Basso (Seton Hall University, '67), Former Chairman and President of Correspondent Services Corporation (CSC) and founder and President of Broardcort Capital Corporation, has been honored as 2018 Man of Achievement by the Phi Kappa Theta Foundation. The Man of Achievement Award, started in 1980 and given by the Fraternity Foundation Board of Trustees, is the highest honor bestowed to Brothers of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, recognizing members who have risen to prominence in their chosen fields of endeavor. Basso will be recognized during Impact 18, the Fraternity’s biannual conference this August.

Brother Basso is a 1967 graduate from Seton Hall University and an initiate of the New Jersey Phi Beta Chapter. Basso has more than 40 years of wide‐ranging experience in the financial service industry, including senior management positions at Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, UBS and Fidelity Investments. He becomes the 35th recipient to receive the award through the Foundation’s 64-year history.

Impact 18 will be hosted in Orlando, Florida in August of this year and will be a 48-hour intensive development opportunity for collegiate and alumni members on harnessing the power to positively change the communities around them. The conference will be held August 2-5 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity is the result of the merging of two Fraternities: Phi Kappa (1889, Brown university) and Theta Kappa Phi (1919, Lehigh university). The merging took place on April 29, 1959 at The Ohio State University. Phi Kappa Theta is a national fraternity that fosters five areas of development within its membership: leadership, fraternal, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Currently, the Fraternity has 42 active chapters. The mission of Phi Kappa Theta is to actively develop men to be effective leaders who passionately serve society, Fraternity and God.