Candidates

Candidate

Edward E Richet Jr

Declared for: Committeeman-at-Large (6-Year Term)

Personal Information

Residency:

Philadelphia, PA

Initiating Chapter:

Sigma Gamma (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Leadership Roles Held:
  • Chapter President
  • Chapter Vice-President
  • Chapter Secretary
  • Chapter Treasurer
  • Fraternity Education Officer
  • Collegiate Province Representative
Reason for Joining Sinfonia:

Joining Phi Mu Alpha was about bringing something to my campus at Kutztown that wasn't there prior; a sense of musical camaraderie and true harmony. Being together with like-minded musicians that wanted more for not just themselves but for everyone there.

Professional & Qualifying Information

Education:
Educational Institution Degree Area of Study Year Received
Kutztown University B.A. Music Performance
Current Employer:

Valley Forge Casino Resort

Current Job:

Convention Services Manager

Weekly Employment Hours:

Over 40 Hours per Week

Candidacy Information

Office Sought:

Committeeman-at-Large (6-Year Term)

Vision for Sinfonia:

My vision for Phi Mu Alpha is about representation; knowing that our brothers can rest assured that the future of our beloved Sinfonia, for collegiate and alumni members alike, is bright. A brotherhood where collegiate members feel that they can truly bring harmony to their Alma Mater in any endeavor of life they wish to live and alumni members feel like they have a seat at the table even when their Alma Mater feels like a distant memory. A Sinfonia where brothers line up to serve at every level and feel inspired to serve their community, their chapters, their alumni associations, and beyond, for the full of their lives.

Why Are You Running:

I want to run because I know there is still much work to do for our brotherhood. I have never been afraid to do the work of Sinfonia and I have no plans to stop. I wish to run so that brothers know that they should be heard and truly represented at the highest level. I feel called to serve because we are to look on and ever upward and we are to heed the call. I believe I can help make a difference in the future of our fraternity and be an active change-maker to help our brothers win the world to harmony.

Qualifications for Office:

Ultimately, it comes from servant leadership. In my professional life, as an Event Coordinator, I am called to serve clients to create memorable experiences and organize with multiple teams to bring the client's dreams to reality. In my fraternal life, I am called not only to serve the alumni association but the community where it resides and to work with brothers daily to ensure that our aims and purposes are realized. Service is the core of who I am and, I believe, who we are to be as brothers at large. I have seen and worked in the brotherhood from a colony member to chartering a chapter (and to charter other chapters) to Chapter President to Collegiate Province Representative to rechartering an Alumni Association and serving as its President. A Committeeman-at-Large is not merely a seat filler but an active working body of the National Executive Committee to serve the brotherhood wherever he is called to serve; which comes from understanding the brotherhood at every level.

Do You Have Strategic/Financial Planning Oversight Experience:

No

Do You Have Experience with Large Budgets:

Yes

Budgeting Experience:

From as early as my time in college, I have been responsible for budgets as large as over $1 Million working in Student Government Board and Campus Activities. In my professional life as an Event Coordinator and Meeting Planner, understanding budgets is integral to success. I have worked with multiple departments and committees to ensure that we are at or below budget. Every dollar and every receipt matters.