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SPEAKERS & FACILITATORS
University of Georgia, ‘13
Former UGAC Chairman from 2011 to 2013, Carter Black joined Phi Kappa Theta in the spring of 2009 at the University of Georgia. Serving as VP of Risk Management and later as President at the chapter level, Carter developed a strong sense of pride in our fraternity, seeking to better it wherever he could. After graduation, Carter continued to serve in unofficial capacities with the chapter until the formation of an official Board of Mentors in the summer of 2015. As the President’s Mentor, his board works with the local chapter’s Foundation Board to guide the chapter in all five pillars of development. Carter works at the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearinghouses for financial and commodity markets: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) as a Human Resources Information Systems Analyst. When not working professionally or for the brotherhood, Carter enjoys taking dance classes at a nearby dance studio in Atlanta or visiting the park with his dog, Ahri.
Ben DeLost - Staff Liaison
Eastern Illinois University, ‘10
Ben DeLost was initiated into Phi Kappa Theta while attending Eastern Illinois University in the fall of 2005 were he served as Chapter President. Since 2005 he has served in a number of National roles such as the Great Lakes Province Representative to the UGAC, UGAC Vice Chairman, National Board of Trustees, as well as representing Phi Kappa Theta with the North American Interfraternity Conferences Congressional Hill Visits. Ben has used his experience in sales and management most recently as an independent sales contractor for Stephen Gould Corporation in St. Louis Missouri. Beyond that, Ben is an avid Oregon Duck fan and a St. Louis Cardinals enthusiast.
Duquesne University, ‘10
Allen Hofmann was initiated into the Phi Kappa Theta PA Alpha Xi Chapter at Duquesne University in April 2006. During his undergraduate tenure with the chapter, Allen held several positions including two terms as Chapter President. He also served on the Interfraternity Council executive board as Scholarship Chairman for two years and IFC President for one year. He is currently the Vice-Chairman for the PA Alpha Xi Alumni Association. Allen has facilitated workshops for the National Leadership Institute and is excited to be facilitating for the third time at a Regional Leadership Conference. Allen is a firm believer that “you get out of it what you put in” and believes this is especially true within Phi Kappa Theta which is why he is still actively involved with his undergraduate chapter, alumni associations and the National Fraternity.
Gene Ney - Foundation Board
Slippery Rock University, '90
Gene Ney graduated from Slippery Rock with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master of Science in Counseling, and a Master of Arts in English. He later obtained his Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Studies in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Gene is an adjunct associate professor for Carlow University. When not teaching, Gene serves as President and CEO of Ney Enterprises, a hospitality-based business for the greater Pittsburgh area. He previously served on the boards of Slippery Rock’s Alumni Association, Borough Planning Commission, and the University Club of Pittsburgh. Gene resides in Pittsburgh, Pa where he is a member of the Athletic Association and the Holy Child Catholic Church in Bridgeville, PA.