WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) and the Fraternity and Sorority Action Fund (FSAF) announced that distinguished fraternity and sorority advocate Julie Burkhard will serve the organizations as their Director of Development, effective August 1, 2016.
"Julie brings nearly four decades of leadership and experience in higher-education to our organization," said Cheri De Jong, FSPAC President. "Her service as a leader in so many elements of the fraternal experience gives her firsthand knowledge of the important issues impacting fraternities and sororities, and makes her an invaluable resource to our members."
In her interfraternal career, Julie Burkhard is one of the few women in history to serve both as National President of her own sorority - Alpha Chi Omega - and then go on to serve as Chairman of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the governing body for all 26 national sororities.
"I'm excited about this new opportunity with FSPAC and FSAF," said Julie. "Together we will continue to build upon our positive presence in our nation's capital promoting and protecting the fraternal experience."
Interim FSAF President Howard Pickett added, "Julie continues to be a positive influence on our community and she will be a driving force in helping us achieve our goals."
Julie was a co-founder of the FSPAC in 2005, where she went on to serve 11 years on the board, including a year as the first female President of the organization. In 2015, when the Fraternity and Sorority Action Fund was created, Julie was tapped as the group's first President.
"We've moved a proven champion into a new role where she can focus on growing our voice in the debates that affect sorority women and fraternity men most," said Kevin O'Neill, Executive Director of FSPAC and FSAF. "Julie's impact on the growth of our organization will be immediate and we're looking forward to working with her to develop our resources."
Julie is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she became a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She also earned her master's degree from the University of Georgia.
The FSPAC was founded in 2005 and is one of the largest bipartisan, non-connected political action committees in the country. The FSPAC exists to support the election of federal, state and local candidates who are either alumni of college fraternities and sororities or have supported public policy choices that preserve the role of fraternities and sororities on campus today. The FSAF was formed in 2015 and is a social welfare organization aimed at supporting the fraternal experience in a variety of ways.
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SOURCE Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee