Professional Staff

Our professional staff members, located across the country, are here to answer your questions and serve your needs. Learn more about our team, and how they can help you lead courageously.

Contact About
  • Alumni Relations
  • Strategic planning
  • Housing
  • Working for Pi Lambda Phi
 Send Email

Ian Lowe

Executive Director

Ian is a 2008 graduate from Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in History and Adolescent Education and a 2018 graduate from Lehigh University with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Ian first joined Pilam in 2005 when he and some of his friends sought to restart the Baldwin Wallace Chapter. He enjoyed the process of building a chapter and was in charge of recruitment before becoming President. The Chapter was recognized with many accolades during his time including winning “Chapter of the Year” three consecutive years. As a senior, he was chosen as the recipient of the Rafer Johnson Achievement Award – the National Fraternity’s highest award for an undergraduate member.

Ian has been on staff since 2008 and has worked in every area of Fraternity operations. Ian continues to serve Pilam because he deeply believes the Pilam experience is one that can be transformational and life changing for students – and he wants to help ensure as many students get that experience as possible. He’s been entrusted with helping our Fraternity achieve its Strategic Plan and meet its goals each year. Outside of Pilam, Ian has been a member of the United States Air Force Reserves since 2004 and currently serves as a Captain.

Contact About
  • Operations
  • Finances
  • Event management
  • Technology
  • Human resources
 Send Email

Calvin Carie

Assistant Executive Director

Calvin Carie is a 2008 graduate from Vincennes University and a 2011 graduate of Purdue University.  With a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, he has held roles with Disney, Marriott, NCAA, and Copper Moon Coffee.  He has served as an advisor for the IN Epsilon Gamma chapter at Vincennes University and the IN Alpha Theta chapter at Indiana University, along with serving as a volunteer staff member overseeing convention operations for the past six years.

Contact About
  • Expansion and growth
  • Expansion proposals
  • Recruitment referrals
 Send Email

Sean Austin

Director of Expansion

Sean is a 2010 alumnus of Pi Lambda Phi’s FL Delta Chapter at the University of Florida where he was active in the Chapter’s intramural sports team and served as House Manager. He graduated UF with a BA in Economics and a minor in Business Administration, before returning home and growing his own book of business as a Financial Advisor in Miami, FL. In his free time, Sean turned his kickball hobby into business success and grew Coconut Grove, FL’s local kickball league into the largest World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) league in the country with over 650 members. Sean returned to the University of Florida in 2015 to pursue his MBA and graduated from UF’s full-time program in 2017 with concentrations in Strategy & Finance.

Jon Cockerham

Coordinator of Chapter Services & Expansion

Jon joined IHQ staff in January 2019 upon completing three degrees in Public Relations, Political Science, and French language & literature all while at East Carolina University. While at ECU, Jon was also the President of the Pi Lambda Phi Chapter and served as the Director of Equity & Intercultural Engagement through ECU’s Student Government Association. Prior to joining staff, Jon spent a few months studying in and traveling around France.

Contact About
  • Elimination of Prejudice programming ideas
  • ChapterSpot questions
 Send Email

Miguel Padilla

Senior Coordinator of Chapter Services & Expansion

Miguel is a 2018 alumnus of the CA Alpha Upsilon Chapter at the University of California ​- ​Merced. Miguel joined as one of his chapter’s Founding Fathers and served on the executive board for 2 years through the group’s chartering process. He graduated UC ​- Merced​ with a B​.​S.​ in Human Biology and enjoyed working in the school’s Housing and Residence Life department. His passion for the Fraternity and its values is what motivated him to pursue the position within ​our International Headquarters.​

Contact About
  • Chapter Rosters - Expulsions
 Send Email

Rosalino “Rose” Mendez

Senior Coordinator of Chapter Services & Expansion

Rosalino Mendez is a 2018 graduate of the University of California – Merced, where he was a Founding Father of the CA Alpha Upsilon Chapter.​ While pursuing his B.S. in Bioengineering at UC – Merced, Rosalino spent his free time exercising, conducting laboratory research, and spending quality time with his brothers. As an Expansion Coordinator, he hopes to learn as much from the new brothers that he recruits as he hopes they learn from him. He strongly believes in the values and beliefs of Pi Lambda Phi in the sense of living the values in his everyday life and creating everlasting brotherhood bonds.