Current National Council

National Council acts as the executive and judiciary body of the Fraternity. Council consists of the Executive Committee (immediate past president, president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) and four additional alumni or associate members. Each year, the President and Vice President are elected for a one-year term and two members of National Council are elected for two-year terms. Secretary and Treasurer are appointed positions.

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Fraternity.  He is responsible for organizing and chairing National Council meetings and National Conventions.  The Vice President is often responsible for managing the work to be done by the Committee chairs and their committees.  The Treasurer is responsible for the financial records of the Fraternity.  The Secretary is responsible for the minutes of National Council meetings and National Conventions and the membership records of the Fraternity.

Joseph M. Cerrato os05

Joseph M. Cerrato os05

President

Joe Cerrato is a graduate of The Ohio State University in 2008 and 2010, receiving his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering.  Joe joined the Ohio State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity in the Fall of 2004 and initiated in Winter of 2005.  He served as Recruitment Chair, Social Chair, and New Membership Education.

After graduating, Joe stayed in Columbus, Ohio, working in frozen food manufacturing for 3 years.  Joe then moved to Toronto, Canada, Detroit, and Cleveland, over the next 5 years doing process improvement consulting for various companies in the U.S. and Canada.  Joe now resides in Cleveland with his wife, Pooja, and their son, Niam.  Joe currently works for Keybank as a Digital Product Manager improving the online banking and mobile app experiences for customers.

Previous to his election to President, Joe served as the Vice President of Triangle and Chairs of both the Standards Committee and Educational Programming Committee. Joe can be emailed at: president@triangle.org

 

John C. Cottage ps04

John C. Cottage ps04

Vice President

John C. Cottage Jr. joined the Penn State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity in the Fall of 2003 and was initiated in the Spring of 2004. While at Penn State John served as the Undergrad President in 2007 leading the chapter in its celebration of the Centennial. 

After leaving Penn State, John created a web development company with another brother from the chapter. In 2009 John took a job working for a regional high school doing desktop support and systems administration. 

In 2011 John transitioned into the role of Network Administrator for the Bergen County School District and in 2013 was promoted to Network Architect.  In 2017 John left public service and joined the IT consulting firm CDI, LLC where he specializes in WAN, Data Center and Network Security design.

Tyler Moore tol09

Tyler Moore tol09

Treasurer

Tyler graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors of Science in Bioengineering in 2013. He has been working for Anheuser-Busch InBev at the Houston Brewery for the past five years. There he works as a Quality Analyst overseeing the production of making beer, ranging from when grains first arrive, all the way to when pallets of beer depart the brewery.

Tyler was initiated into Triangle Fraternity at the Toledo Chapter in the Spring of 2009. While at the Toledo Chapter, Tyler first served as the Undergraduate Treasurer, before going on to serve as the Undergraduate President for nearly two years. During his time at the University of Toledo he spent a year with General Mills, Inc as a co-op, working in their Tostino’s plant in Wellston, Ohio. Upon graduating, Tyler joined the Toledo Alumni Board as the Membership Development Board President, before becoming the Alumni Secretary, holding that office until his nomination to National Council.

After arriving in Houston, Tyler began working with the Houston Chapter Alumni association, joined Triangle’s Council of Emerging Leaders, and then served as the CEL representative to the Triangle Education Foundation.

Tyler’s goals as the National Treasurer are to expand financial best practices to each Chapter of Triangle, and to work towards ensuring that no Triangle Chapter is lost to financial hardship. He believes this is possible through open and honest communication and diligent fiscal budgeting. Tyler adamantly believes in the mission of One Triangle, and hopes to continue working with the Triangle Education Foundation and the Triangle Building & Housing Corporation to foster the success of Triangle Chapters nationwide. Contact Tyler at treasurer@triangle.org

Stuart J. Masuda uci07

Stuart J. Masuda uci07

Secretary

Bob Goehring is76

Bob Goehring is76

Councilman

Brad Keller neb69

Brad Keller neb69

Councilman

Brad Keller was born in rural Nebraska in 1950 and grew up on a farm 60 miles south of Lincoln. He enrolled at the University of Nebraska in 1968 and became a brother of the Nebraska Triangle Chapter in 1969, where he held the offices of secretary and rush chairman before graduating in 1972 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

He started his career at Boeing in Wichita, but after two years took a job with the Omaha electric utility designing mods at their nuclear power plant. He spent most of his career in nuclear power at 8 different power plants. Between 1996 and 2004 he worked in several jobs in the automotive industry near Toledo, Ohio. Brad has held Professional Engineer Licenses in 4 states and retired in 2014 to live in Beatrice, Nebraska, 40 miles south of Lincoln.

As an alumnus, he has been very involved in Triangle since 1977. His first Convention was at Purdue in 1977 and he has missed only two since. He has been on the alumni boards of three chapters: Nebraska, Toledo and Akron and served as a National Councilman in 1979-81 and again in 1992-94.

Between 2005 and 2007 he wrote the Centennial History of Triangle Fraternity, a 240-page book given to the chapters in 2008. That same year he became the 59th recipient of the Triangle Service Key. He is currently the Alumni Treasurer of the Nebraska Chapter and is leading the re-start of the chapter.

Bryley Murphy ky12

Bryley Murphy ky12

Councilman

Bryley Murphy is a high school math teacher living in Columbia, SC. He was initiated at the Kentucky Chapter in 2012 and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2014.  His wife is now pursuing her doctorate at the University of South Carolina in Chemical Engineering.

Bryley says, “I see my work with Triangle as an extension of what I do in the classroom; that is, helping to grow and mentor young leaders and build connections with people.  I have had the privilege to meet a variety of exceptionally capable and driven individuals through volunteering with Triangle, and I fully expect that to continue during my time on National Council.”

Merle Newlon III lou73

Merle Newlon III lou73

Councilman

Merle Newlon lou73 has served in several positions in Triangle. As an undergraduate, served as the Lousiville Active Org president. As an alumnus, served as a Regional Field Director, member of National Council, and as Interim Executive Director, Associate Executive Director & National Secretary (1991-1996), Triangle REVIEW Editor, National Vice-President and National President in 2001. Brother Newlon was re-elected in 2017 for another term on National Council. He is a recipient of the Triangle Service Key.

Brother Newlon graduated with a B.S. and M.Eng in Computer Science from the University of Louisville. He has previously worked for Texas Instruments, Chicago Board of Trade, Classified Ventures, AXA Assistance USA and Fulling Motor USA. He is retired.

Brother Newlon currently serves on the Ritual Committee and the Approved Courses Committee.

Pete Satre os89

Pete Satre os89

Councilman

Pete Satre was initiated into the Ohio State chapter in 1989, where he went on to in serve multiple officer positions, including chapter vice-president. Upon returning to the Columbus area in 2000, Pete served on the chapter alumni board and as an active adviser. He was elected to serve on National Council in 2017. He currently serves as chairman of the Communications Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee.

Brother Satre graduated from Ohio State, earning a B.S in Metallurgical Engineering. He was employed by Ford Motor Company in Cleveland, OH for 7 years before joining Allied Mineral Products, Inc. in 2000. His current position is Manager of Corporate Engineering.

He and his wife Maria live in Columbus, Ohio. They have 3 children.

Ryan M. Sunyak tol10

Ryan M. Sunyak tol10

Councilman

Brian K. Jarman pur01

Brian K. Jarman pur01

Immediate Past President

Brian Jarman joined the Purdue Chapter of Triangle Fraternity in the Fall of 2000 and was initiated in the Spring of 2001.  Brian graduated Purdue in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  During Brian’s time as an undergraduate, Brian served as the Membership Director of the chapter with responsibilities for recruitment and new member education.  At the same time, Brian was also the first undergraduate advisor to the National Council.

After leaving Purdue, Brian worked for two years with Siemens Power Generation in Orlando, Florida.  Brian then returned to Indiana and pursued his law degree at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana.  While in law school, Brian began working as a member of the Purdue Alumni Board and continues working them today.

Currently, Brian is a patent attorney and Partner at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.  Brian previously served as President and Vice President on National Council and previously chaired the Standards Committee. 

Marcus Mullins tol19

Active Councilman

Past Councilmen

Throughout the history of Triangle Fraternity numerous brothers have been elected to Triangle’s National Council. Below is the list of all National Councilmen since the Fraternity’s founding in 1907. We thank all Councilmen for their hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to Triangle Fraternity.

Name

Chapter

Initiation Year

Years Served

Adriansen, John R.

Marquette

1941

1947-51

Albright, Gifford H.

Penn State

1952

1982-85

Allison, H. Jack

Oklahoma State

1964

1969-72

Amerman, Daniel J.

Michigan Tech

1995

2001-03

Armstrong, Nick

Washington

2018

2019-2020

Bagwell, Brandon W.

Oklahoma

2004

2013-2014

Barbour, Charles S.

Penn State

1943

1978-86

Bauer, Edward E.

Illinois

1916

1928-29

Beaubien, Richard F.

Michigan

1964

1974-79

Beggs, C. Norman

Illinois

1918

1926-34

Bell, Raymond O.

Penn State

1934

1941-42

Benson, Ikel C.

Minnesota

1925

1948-55

Berninger, John F.

Armour

1955

1967-72

Berns, Max A.

Illinois

1908

1912-14

Bischoff, Charles E.

Ohio State

1925

1937-39, 1955-57

Bischoff, Edward Alan

Northwestern

1953

1966-68, 1971-75

Bodnar, Gary N.

Purdue

1976

2014-

Blazek, James V.

Northwestern

1956

1970-72

Borntrager, Karl A.

Ohio State

1913

1920-22

Bowman, Robert N.

Penn State

1987

2000-02

Boyle, Paul D.

Tri-State

1987

2005-10

Brown, Rufus A.

Mississippi State

1971

1979-85

Brown, William R.

Ohio State

1933

1951-55

Bruck, Louis W.

Purdue

1909

1909-16

Bruner, H. Samuel

Kansas

1976

1983-87

Bulman, David H.

Clarkson/Cornell

1954

1961-65

Burgess, Harry H.

Illinois

1908

1909-12

Burt, Ryan

Louisville

2015

2017-2018

Campbell, C. Alfred

Ohio State

1914

1922-23

Caplan, Frank, Jr.

Cornell

1942

1956-61

Cerrato, Joseph M.

Ohio State

2005

2011-13, 2014-

Clark, Patrick J

Marquette

1954

1961-64

Clicquennoi, Irving M.

Purdue

1909

1913-15

Coller, James

Michigan

2013

2016-

Cottage, John

Penn State

2004

2014-

Cottrell, Jeffrey D.

Michigan Tech

1994

2007-2015

Cress, Eldred E.

Illinois

1916

1923-26

Cross, Early T.

Kentucky

1920

1924-25

Cunningham, C. Carl

Purdue

1912

1922-24

Czyzewski, Matthew A.

Toledo

1989

1995-99, 1999-2001

Darbo, Howard H.

Wisconsin

1929

1950-56

Davis, Daniel E.

Ohio State

1911

1916-18

Deas, William G.

Cincinnati

1939

1951-53, 1954-55

Deen, Robert C.

Kentucky

1948

1965-70

Diedtrich, Shawn G.

Minnesota

1990

1997-2000

Drew, Randall E.

Rose

1967

1971-77, 2009-2019

Dryfoose, Earl D.

Purdue

1918

1920-21

Duncan, Franklin Dee

Kansas State

1964

1967-71

Dunning, William B.

Illinois

1907

1914-16

Eiler, Timothy L.

Minnesota

1987

1991-2000, 2009-11

Eklund, Jonathan E.

MSOE

1999

2016-

Ersted, Gordon T.

Minnesota

1941

1967-73

Evon, Albert J.

Armour

1988

1996-2000, 2002-2004

Fagerstrom, William B.

Wisconsin

1959

1974-76

Fay, James E.

Iowa State

1970

1994-97

Feger, Bret T.

Louisville

1986

1996-2005

Fong, Kevin Y.

UCLA

1984

1997-2016

Fullenwider, Charles V.R.

Purdue

1909

1909-12

Gargani, John C.

Pittsburgh

1982

2004-

Gaston, Lindon S.

Purdue

1917

1934-41

Gellhaus, E. Harlan

South Dakota Mines

1957

1964-68

Glass, Leo

Nebraska

2003

2013-14

Godfrey, Kyle

Penn State Behrend

2016

2018-2019

Goss, H. Andrew

Louisville

2000

2007-12

Greene, John W.

Iowa State

1973

1980-83

Guido, Daniel J.

UWM

1996

2002-06

Haggard, George W.

Ohio State

1960

1972-75, 1976-77

Halgren, Robert G.

Michigan

2005

2015 –

Hamlett, Robert M.

Kansas State/Armour

1961

1991-96

Handley, Thomas L.

Kansas

1968

1972-75

Harris, Richard P.

Kansas State

1982

1993-95

Harvey, George H.

Ohio State

1911

1918-19

Hatfield, Donald S.

Michigan State

1988

2000-09

Heitert, Steven M.

Missouri Mines

1981

1990-96

Herbol, Wesley C.

Armour

1952

1990-92

Hernandez, Omar G.

Northwestern

1975

1989-96

Hett, Charles L.

Kansas State

1964

1985-91

Hettrick, Robert N.

Cincinnati

1949

1970-74, 1975-78

Hicks, Michael D.

Kansas State

1976

1988-90

Hoel, Robert D.

Armour

1967

1988-93

Ilg, George M.

Illinois

1907

1909-11

Jakubowski, Gerald S.

Toledo

1974

1976-86

Jarman, Brian K.

Purdue

2001

2012-

Jenkins, Douglas P.

Northwestern

1942

1954-57

Jordan, David C.

Rose

1969

1981-87

Kaiser, Frank A.

Wisconsin

1918

1922-23

Keller, Bradley N.

Nebraska

1969

1979-81, 1992-94

Kennedy, Harold

Marquette

1943

1950-55

Kennedy, Jerry L.

Louisville

1971

1977-79

Kerns, Randy G.

Missouri Mines

1971

1978-84, 1987-90

Kincaid, James M., III

Colorado State

1970

1984-86

King, Paul

Toledo

1977

1993-95

Kingston, William J.

Cornell

1948

1954-63

Kleinknight, Luster R.

Purdue

1916

1922-26

Knapp, Willard A.

Illinois

1908

1911-17

Lantz, Raymond L.

Penn State

1951

1970-72

Larson, Edward

Cincinnati

1922

1947-50

Layritz, Harold H.

Cincinnati

1921

1929-47

Lenz, Harry E.

Cincinnati

1947

1952-55

Leonard, Theodore, Jr

Ohio State

1911

1919-20

Lindstrom, Richard F

UWM

1971

1987-89

Little, Charles R

Purdue

1923

1931-34, 1945-48

Lommel, George E.

Purdue

1912

1918-22

MacDowell, Rollin F.

Ohio State

1911

1917-20

Manock, Wilbur R.

Illinois

1909

1919-20

Marshall, James R.

Purdue

1965

1976-81, 1986-89

Martin, William C.

Kentucky

1946

1973-75

Masuda, Stuart J.

UC Irvine

2007

2015-

Maudlin, Cecil V.

Purdue

1914

1921-22

Maxon, Bruce E.

Cincinnati

1921

1927-29

Mayer, Irwin D.

Purdue

1914

1929-34

McCoy, Milton H.

Illinois

1907

1909

McDonnell, Michael D.

Michigan

1964

1969-70

McGovern, William R.

Marquette

1955

1975-82

McIntosh, Fabian C.

Wisconsin

1913

1917-18

McNaughton, Lewis J.

Michigan

1963

1981-83

Meglan, Carl P.

Ohio State

1956

1986-88

Mercer, John W.

Ohio State

1924

1939-47

Mitchell, Ned E.

Northwestern

1943

1948-51

Moe, Christopher A.

Iowa State

1992

2001-04

Morrison, Benjamin F.

Armour

1923

1934-35

Mosborg, Robert J.

Illinois

1945

1969-74, 1977-80

Newlon, Merle, III

Louisville

1973

1988-95, 1998-2004

Newman, Ryan E.

Kentucky

2004

2011-2012

Ohman, Warner

Purdue

1939

1947-49, 1951-52

Ott, Alexander J.

Michigan Tech

2011

2015

Over, Kurt W.

Pittsburgh

1983

1995-2001, 2003-07

Overman, Richard L.

Purdue

1965

1991-93

Pereira, Michael A.

Marquette

1975

2005-08

Potter, C. Vernon

Ohio State

1911

1911-13

Quayle, Kenneth W., III

Colorado State

1971

1983-88

Rather, Max F.

Wisconsin

1913

1915-17

Rathmann, Daniel P.

Cornell

1953

1966-71

Reichard, E. Paul

Cincinnati

1923

1937-46

Renner, William D.

Purdue

1937

1949-51

Reutter, Carl J.

Armour

1924

1942-45

Rezabeck, Eugene J.

Armour

1947

1957-66

Robertson, Kevin P.

Marquette

1992

2004-11

Rockwood, Alan C.

Iowa

1922

1924-27

Rogers, Michael F.

Armour

1979

1996-97

Rosenbaum, Ray V.

Purdue

1909

1909-11

Rossander, Harry V.

South Dakota Mines/Purdue

1978

1990-94, 2006-10

Sachs, Benjamin H., Jr.

Louisville

1941

1947-51

Sands, James A.

Ohio State

1980

1994-96

Sargent, H. Jack

Purdue

1955

1986-91

Schlenk, John J.

Minnesota

1922

1940-47

Schryver, Howard F.

Ohio State

1911

1914-18

Schustedt, Frederick N.

Wisconsin

1913

1918-22

Schwerin, Arthur

Illinois

1907

1926-47

Scobie, Herbert F.

Minnesota

1932

1946-47, 1969-78

Scott, Jeffrey P.

Wisconsin

1987

1994-2002

Scott, Stephen W.

Colorado State

1974

1991-94

Serpa, John R.

VIP/Pittsburgh

1978

1988-90

Sharp, Robert G.

Purdue

1951

1992-98

Sheets, Frank T.

Illinois

1911

1916-19

Sikkema, William F.

Illinois

1942

1947-48

Smith, Rodney R.

Louisville

1961

1969-70

Smith, William H.

Penn State

1928

1935-40

Snagel, Glenn W.

Purdue

1945

1972-74

Snider, Randy J.

Oklahoma State

1964

1974-76

Spears, Sholto M.

Kentucky

1920

1922-24

Stamp, Allen L.

South Dakota Mines

1983

1989-91

Stocco, Marcos D.

Oklahoma

1993

2010-16

Stoebe, Rolland W.

Minnesota

1927

1936-37

Stoesser, Raymond A.

Kentucky

1921

1925-28

Sudheimer, Richard H.

Minnesota

1952

1972-76

Sunyak, Ryan M.

Toledo

2010

2016-

Swihart, William L.

Purdue

1945

1959-67

Taylor, Oliver G.

Purdue

1909

1909

Thompson, Culin A.

Kansas

2013

2015-16

Thorp, James A.

Rose

1988

1996-97

Thwaits, Howard G.

Wisconsin

1913

1918-19

Turley, R.E., Jr.

Illinois

1911

1920

Vogt, Frank W.

Illinois

1917

1920-24, 1957-61

Vogt, Robert A.

Missouri Mines

1943

1954-59

Waid, Robert N

Ohio State

1911

1912-14

Wakeland, Ray W

Purdue

1909

1934-35

Weed, John Merrill

Ohio State

1921

1963-69

Weikinger, Jeffrey T.

Toledo

1997

2010 –

Wheatley, Mark W.

Oklahoma

1990

2004-06

Wiepking, Chris A.

Wisconsin

1918

1924-31

Wyatt, John R.

Michigan

1976

1985-92

Yick, David H.

Penn State

1963

2013 –

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