Braddick Named Director of Fraternal Operations
POSTED: 2007-01-03 :: LAST UPDATED: 2007-12-19, 14:53 ET
In the October 2006 issue of The Rock, we previewed a major transition being made at the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation. After 20 years of service to the General Fraternity, Executive Vice President of the Educational Foundation, James Owens (Charleston), left on January 1, 2007, to pursue the next stage of his career with The Pursuant Group, a Dallas based high-tech firm specializing in helping development professionals utilize email and the Internet to strengthen their fundraising and communication programs.
Owens’ successor, Brad Hastings (West Georgia), is certainly no stranger within Sigma Nu. Since 2001, Hastings worked in various capacities for the General Fraternity and, since 2005, he served as the Director of Fraternal Operations. While exciting for both organizations, Hastings’ move to the Educational Foundation necessitated the naming of another qualified candidate to fill his shoes with the Fraternity.
On January 15, 2007, Timothy J. Braddick (Cincinnati) was named Director of Fraternal Operations for Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. Executive Director Brad Beacham (Texas Christian) said, "We're excited to have someone of Tim's caliber, both in experience and work ethic, filling this role. This allocation of staff resources will ensure the long-term success of our organization."
Braddick began his tenure with Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc., in 2005. Then, a recent graduate from our Eta Lambda Chapter at the University of Cincinnati, Tim served the General Fraternity as a Leadership Consultant for the West Coast region. After two semesters of travel, he was named Director of Risk Reduction and began looking for ways to better educate our members about Fraternal policies and law.
"For me, Director of Risk Reduction was a good fit," said Braddick. "My major at Cincinnati was in Criminal Justice, and I think that background and perspective allowed me to view situations a bit differently." He continued, "The ability to interact with a diverse group of people in unique settings is something that curriculum stressed. As Director of Risk Reduction, I think I approached each conversation I had with a member as an opportunity to make a difference."
And now, Braddick believes his new role of Director of Fraternal Operations will afford him the chance to not only strengthen those existing relationships, but to be more visionary in his work.
"I intend to push forward with that same philosophy and help move this organization closer to our vision, mission and strategic goals," said Braddick. "This is a chance to put my existing skill sets to work, as well as an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally."
Braddick looks forward to continuing his service to the organization and cites the opportunity to do so over an extended period of time as a big incentive to him in accepting the new job. "I'll have the chance to really see this organization grow, and that's exciting."
Over his four years at the Eta Lambda Chapter, Braddick held the offices of Greek Week Chairman, Marshal, Lieutenant Commander and Eminent Commander. His brothers also recognized him as Candidate of the Year, Scholar of the Year and as both Man of the Year and Officer of the Year just prior to graduation.
Braddick is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, where his family still resides.