WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., announced today Sammie L. Walthour has been named International Executive Director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
"Sammie has a proven track record of successful business leadership," said Mason. "He is a conscientious member of our organization who will be committed to the strategic growth of our 102 years old community service organization. I look forward to working side by side with him as we continue to transform Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc." he added.
In his new position, Walthour will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Washington-based fraternity. He will be responsible for providing executive level leadership and management to ensure that the mission and core values of the fraternity are consistently implemented. He will also collaborate with the executive management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the growth objectives of the fraternity.
Walthour has over 24 years of leadership experience in governmental agencies including The Florida Sterling Council, American Society for Quality and National Association of Counties. In his most recent position, he was founding and managing director of the Gadson Group Consultants, LLC, a senior management executive and consultancy - a transformer of underperforming agencies into high performing, sustainable organizations.
"The prospect of assisting, facilitating, and supporting the advancement of the principles of Phi Beta Sigma in the role of International Executive Director, is humbling, and I consider it a high honor," remarked Walthour. "I look forward to advancing the rich legacy of the position," he affirmed.
About Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is an international organization comprised of college and professional men, predominantly of African American origin, open from its inception to men of all race, religion, class and national origin. The Fraternity holds as its motto, "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity". With over 175,000 alumni and collegiate members, located in more than 500 chapters throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, the organization, which was established in 1914 on Howard University, has its international headquarters in Washington, DC. It conducts national programs in the areas of Education, Social Action and Bigger & Better Business, a youth mentorship program of Sigma Beta Clubs for young men from 8 to 18, and a Sigma Wellness program in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes and national Centre for Disease Control.
To learn more visit www.phibetasigma1914.org
SOURCE Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.