New Arch Chapter Members Elected at Karnea
Bruce Peterson (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1975) was elected the 55th international president of the Fraternity during the Virtual Karnea in 2020 and took office on August 17, 2020. Previously, he served as second vice president, treasurer and secretary to the Fraternity. He also served on the Arch Chapter from 2007-2011 as Northern Division president and as chairman of the Committee on Chapters.
As an alumni volunteer, Peterson has served as chapter advisor, division vice president, and house corporation president and director. He was also president of the Milwaukee Alumni Association from 1976 to 1980. Peterson has attended 23 Karneas and was the 2000 Karnea Chairman for Ritual committee chairman and the 2006 Karnea Chairman for Future of Fraternity Committee. He also served as a member of the Sergeant of Arms Committee for three Karneas. Peterson has attended numerous regional and divisional conferences, the Fisher conference, and the 2006 and 2010 Presidents and Advisors Retreat. He was cited into the Distinguished Service Chapter in 2012 and received the William J. Fraering Award in 1986 for outstanding service from a young alumnus.
Professionally, Peterson retired from SBC in November 2000 with 28 years of service. His last held position was executive director of business development. He was also the vice president of IT planning and strategy for ServiceMaster for seven years and he served as CIO for Uline Shipping Supply Specialist in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc. Peterson retired again for the last time from Uline at the close of 2019.
Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1975 and a MBA in 1999 from Keller Graduate School of Management. As an undergraduate, Peterson served Epsilon Tau Chapter as president, vice president and treasurer.
Peterson resides in Crystal Lake Illinois and is married and has two sons.
Other officers elected to the Arch Chapter during the Virtual Karnea include:
Rosario Palmieri (American University, 1996) as international vice president. Previously he served as treasurer and secretary on the Arch Chapter. He served as Southern Division president from 2007 to 2011.
Prior to his election to the Arch Chapter, he served as division vice president, chapter advisor, assistant advisor, and phonarch. He has served on numerous fraternity committees, taskforces and was a past president of the National Capital Alumni Chapter of Delta Tau Delta. He has facilitated workshops at Karneas and division conferences. As an undergraduate, he served the Theta Epsilon Chapter as president and vice president and the campus as IFC president.
Anthony Albanese (American University 1996) as international second vice president. Previously he served as secretary, and before that as Eastern Division president from 2011 to 2015. He has also held the position of division vice president and has served as chapter advisor at three different chapters. He has served on two separate housing corporations, as a member of the Fraternity’s Sesquicentennial Commission and on numerous committees. He is currently the chairman of the Delta Tau Delta Bethany Founders’ House Committee.
Albanese has been recognized for his volunteer service as Theta Epsilon Alumnus of the Year, Eastern Division Chapter Advisor of the Year, as a member of the Heritage Society, as a member of the Bethany Society and a recipient of the William J. Fraering Award. In 2016, he was cited into the Fraternity’s Distinguished Service Chapter.
Charles “Tiger” Edward (Southeastern Louisiana University, 1973) as treasurer. Edwards served two terms as the Southern Division president from 2015-2019 and has also served as a Southern Division vice president for 30 years. He was the first recipient of the William J. Fraering Award for outstanding service to the Fraternity and was cited to membership in the Distinguished Service Chapter at the Washington, D.C. Karnea in 2010.
Edwards has fulfilled multiple roles at Karneas from 1978 through 2014, including co-chairman of the local committee, Sergeant-at-Arms and Credentials Committee chairman. In addition, he has been a chapter advisor at Beta Xi, a Phonarch, a facilitator at numerous Karneas and division conferences, a member of the Epsilon Phi House Corporation, a member of the Hammond Alumni Chapter, and president of the New Orleans Alumni Chapter.
Bryan Adams (University of Maine, 2007) as international secretary. Adams previously served as Eastern Division president elected in 2015 and 2017. As a division vice president he was responsible for the Gamma Nu and Beta Nu Chapters, and later worked with the Beta Mu and Iota Omicron Chapters. In 2010 he was appointed treasurer for the Eastern Division and served in that role until his election as division president. Adams was a recipient of the William J. Fraering Award at the 2015 Eastern Division Conference.
Ashley Wollam (Marietta College 2008) as international director of member development. Originally elected at the St. Louis Karnea in 2018, Wollam continues in this position. He chaired the Fraternity’s Corporate Governance Committee since 2017 and served as chapter advisor to Gamma Xi Chapter at the University of Cincinnati. He was a colony advisor at Boston University and assistant advisor to Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Marietta College. Wollam was recognized with the William J. Fraering Award in 2016 and with the Robert Ferguson Advisor of the Year Award in 2018.
An expert in leadership and organization development, Ashley has served as an executive coach, consultant, educator, researcher, and practitioner over more than 10 years, working with thousands of leaders. He currently serves as the director of learning and leadership strategy for a Fortune 150 firm, where he is part of a team that leads large-scale enterprise learning initiatives to drive performance, innovation, and collaboration.
These six officers join the ranks of the five ongoing division presidents, which include:
- Eastern Division President, Ross Theriault (University of Maine, 2008)
- Northern Division President, Jeff Pelletier (Ohio State University, 1994)
- Southern Division President, Mark Nichols (Kansas State University, 1991)
- Western Pacific Division President, Michael R. Tankersley, Jr. (College of Idaho, 2005)
- Western Plains Division President, Chris Wisbrock (Oklahoma State, 1997)