Candidates

Candidate

Mr. Jonathan Woodrow Engel

Declared for: Committeeman-at-Large (3-Year Term)

Personal Information

Residency:

Pittsburgh, Pa

Initiating Chapter:

Omicron Mu (Clarion University of Pennsylvania)

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Leadership Roles Held:
  • Chapter Secretary
  • Chapter Historian
  • Chapter Alumni Relations Officer
  • Fraternity Education Officer
  • Other
Other Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Positions Held:

Assistant Collegiate Province Representative, Province Alumni Coordinator, Alumni Association President, Alumni Association Treasurer

Reason for Joining Sinfonia:

I was mostly interested in making music and spreading music into the lives of others. I also noticed the bonds that the brothers in my chapter had and wanted to explore musical ideas with other like minded people.

Professional & Qualifying Information

Education:
Educational Institution Degree Area of Study Year Received
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Bachelors Music Business 2005
Current Employer:

New Dimension Comics Inc.

Current Job:

Regional Manager

Weekly Employment Hours:

Over 40 Hours per Week

Achievements/Awards/Honors:
Award/Achievement Associated Organization/Company Year Received
Province Governors Award Province 39 2022
Province Leadership Award Province 21 2007

Candidacy Information

Office Sought:

Committeeman-at-Large (3-Year Term)

Vision for Sinfonia:

Sinfonia, to me, has always been an organic organization. During my time I saw us go from the 5 purposes to reinstating the Object, ushering in a new renaissance for us. Every year I watched us grow and develop to build our brotherhood in a better and better direction for music and our brotherhood. While we have hiccups like every organization, I believe we must set ourselves on a course where we set aside past differences and rebuild, together, to grow not just the colligate experience but embrace the alumni we have to help create a truly life long experience. I believe that when all aspects of our order works together, we can only achieve the best for all of us.

Why Are You Running:

I have always done what was needed to do a brothers part. Whether that be volunteering to help with fraternal education with a struggling chapter, to helping with Initiation Rituals. Recently, as the Province Alumni Coordinator for Province 39, at workshop helped to bring in alumni to be recognized and receive their year pins as well as directed the province wide ritual. I saw this as an opportunity for the province to truly come together and remind ourselves of why we are here by doing such an event at our first in person gathering since 2020. Now is the time to bring brothers together again, more than ever. I want to bring what I can do to a national level and help guide brothers on a bigger scale.

Qualifications for Office:

I am a hard worker, friendly, goal oriented, and have experience working with teams. I always go the extra mile for my brothers and I feel that the time for brothers like me to be leading the charge, is now. I also have experience organizing bigger events, as I host a yearly comic book convention with thousands in attendance, I can use those skills to help with planning for Firesides, National Convention, or even province meetings for the new PGs that will be installed later. I am an even tempered and even thinking person who does not just jump to any conclusion, though I am willing to take risks for new advances in any situation. Also, my communication skills are very good.

Do You Have Strategic/Financial Planning Oversight Experience:

Yes

Strategic/Financial Planning Experience:

In my job, I oversee 6 retail stores that gross over three million dollars yearly. In that I have to plan payroll, store events, spending costs, and so much more. I also am the promoter and show runner for a comic book convention that brings thousands of fans to Pittsburgh yearly.

Do You Have Experience with Large Budgets:

Yes

Budgeting Experience:

See previous answer.