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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.​

Jon Cockerham

Coordinator of Chapter Services & Expansion

Jon joined IHQ staff in January 2020 upon completing three degrees in Public Relations, Political Science, and French language & literature at East Carolina University. While at ECU, Jon was also the refounding President of the Pi Lambda Phi Chapter in addition to serving as the Director of Equity & Intercultural Engagement through ECU’s Student Government Association. Prior to joining staff, Jon spent his last semester of undergrad studying in and traveling around France.

Brian Moore

Coordinator of Chapter Services & Expansion

Brian joined the IHQ staff in June of 2020. Brian is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in political science with a pre-law focus. While at EWU, Brian served two years on the Interfraternity Council as Vice-President for Interfraternal Relations and IFC President, two years within the EWU student government as both Director of Elections and Chief Justice, as well as a year as the Vice President for Communications within the Epsilon Alpha chapter of Pi Lambda Phi. His passion for the fraternity’s values inspired Brian to want to help grow and expand the mission and aspirations of Pi Lambda Phi through work for the international headquarters.