2012 National Officer Nominations
April 12, 2012
The Fraternity is pleased to announce its nominees for national office at the 2012 National Convention.
John A. Mongiovi
, Upsilon Psi (South Florida) ’94
John Mongiovi was initiated in 1994 as a collegiate member of Upsilon Psi Chapter (South Florida), and in 2004 as an honorary member of Mu Chapter (Oklahoma). As a collegiate member he served two terms as President of Upsilon Psi Chapter (1994, 1995), and two terms as Collegiate Province Representative of Province 13 (1996, 1997). In 1997 he began 15 consecutive years as a member of the Fraternity’s National Executive Committee. Brother Mongiovi has served as Collegiate Province Representatives’ Council Chairman (1997-2000), Committeeman-at-Large (2000-2006), National Vice President (2006-2009), and National President (2009-2012). He was also National Historian (2000-2006), and has served three times as a Trustee of the Sinfonia Educational Foundation.
Brother Mongiovi has been a principal leader in clarifying the Fraternity’s identity and mission, preserving the Fraternity’s history, and spreading knowledge of Sinfonia’s Ritual and symbols. He is a frequent guest speaker at chapter, province, and national events, and has delivered over 240 lectures on the Ritual throughout the nation. He has helped to improve fraternity education processes, and is one of the organizers of the education-focused regional Fireside Conferences, and the Fraternity Education Pre-Conference to Leadership Institute. He is author of numerous articles, guides and ceremonies, including co-author of the 2009 Ritual revision. He has encouraged the Fraternity’s focus on community service by originating the Ossian Everett Mills Music Mission in 1998.
Brother Mongiovi is a graduate of Rollins College (1993-B.A. biology) and the University of South Florida (1996-M.M. music theory). He is an internationally-known hypnotherapist and advisor, and has worked with thousands of clients worldwide. He is a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and is one of 108 state-licensed hypnotists in the nation.
Brother Mongiovi is Worshipful Master of Reed Lodge #316 Free & Accepted Masons, and Master of the Blanchard Heptad of the Ancient Martinist Order in Evansville, Indiana. He is Apostolic Prefect for the Ecclesia Gnosis Kardias in Evansville, and Prefect of The Confraternity of the Servants of the Divine Name, an Order of the French Gnostic Church, for North America. He is also a member of the Operating Board for CORPS (Chaplains Organized Response to PTSD-affected Service Personnel), an inter-faith based service organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Brother Mongiovi currently resides in Evansville, Indiana.
Mark R. Lichtenberg
, Delta Nu (Bradley) ’93
Mark Lichtenberg was initiated in 1993 into Delta Nu Chapter at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. While he was a collegiate member, he served in numerous chapter offices and twice as Collegiate Province Representative (1996-1998) for Province 5. He also served as Province Governor for Province 5 from 1998-2009. Brother Lichtenberg served as Chairman of the Province Governors’ Council (2003-2009), National Secretary-Treasurer (2003-2009) and is currently serving as National Vice President.
Mark has served on national committees including Awards, Nominating, and Legislative, which he currently chairs. As a delegate at the past six National Conventions, he has taken the initiative on numerous pieces of legislation to improve many aspects of our Fraternity, including the appointment and duties of Province Governors, the display and regulation of Fraternity symbols, and the restoration of the Object.
Beyond excelling in the performance of his official duties, Mark has been a dedicated and selfless worker for the education of his brothers. He helped to develop the Mills Music Mission and is one of the primary authors of the Guide to Color Nights and many of the Fraternity’s guides and print resources. His Comparative Study of the Initiation Rituals of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and work on the 2009 Ritual revision is an enormous contribution to the Fraternity’s body of knowledge. He regularly presents on fraternity education and leadership at national and province events, and he created and is primarily responsible for the Fraternity’s regional Fireside Conferences.
Brother Lichtenberg received Bachelor of Music degrees in Applied Music and Music Education from Bradley University and a Master of Music degree from Kent State University. He currently teaches band at Thompkins Middle School, Highland Elementary School, and Stringtown Elementary School in Evansville, Indiana where he resides with his wife, Courtney, sons, Drew and Bradley, and daughter, Sophia. He also serves as Treasurer of the Evansville Teachers Association and as a local delegate to the Indiana State Teachers Association representative assembly, and he is a member of the Leadership Team at Thompkins Middle School.
Jesse A. Reyes
, Omicron Pi (California State-Fullerton) ’05
Jesse Reyes graduated in 2008 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He was initiated at California State University, Fullerton in 2005 and has served the chapter as Vice President and Fraternity Education Officer. Jesse was elected as Collegiate Province Representative for Province 22 (2007-2009). He has been serving on the National Executive Committee (2009-2012) as Chairman of the Collegiate Province Representatives' Council. He currently works as a civil service employee for the federal government, working on various projects as an aerospace engineer. Jesse enjoys spending time with his dog, Parker, and his beautiful wife, Athena.
For National Collegiate Representative:
Shane C. Thomas, Jr.
, Xi Nu (Stetson) '08
Shane Thomas was initiated into the Xi Nu chapter at Stetson University in 2008. He has served the chapter as Secretary (2009-2010) and as a two-term President (2010-2012). Shane is currently a senior Bachelor of Music Education – Voice candidate who also serves as President for the School of Music Student Advisory Council at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. In addition to his varied leadership roles in different organizations at Stetson, Shane is also the 2011 recipient of the Sinfonia Educational Foundation Scholarship and served as one of the Key Players for the 2011 Leadership Institute. He works as a choral manager and student conductor for the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Young Singers at Stetson University.
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Mark A. Wilson, Director of Communications
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