Candidates

Candidate

Mr. Jesse Anthony Reyes

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

Personal Information

Residency:

Coto de Caza, CA

Initiating Chapter:

Omicron Pi (California State University-Fullerton)

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Leadership Roles Held:
  • Chapter Vice-President
  • Fraternity Education Officer
  • Collegiate Province Representative
  • Other
Other Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Positions Held:

Chairman, CPR's Council & Commissioner for Commission on Standards

Reason for Joining Sinfonia:

The main reason I joined Phi Mu Alpha was to create life-long bonds of friendship with like-minded individuals. That purpose grew over my probationary process and I quickly learned that I wanted to join to be a better person. To create a better world and to win the world to harmony.

Professional & Qualifying Information

Education:
Educational Institution Degree Area of Study Year Received
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Bachelor's of Science Aerospace Engineering 2008
Current Employer:

Naval Sea Systems Command

Current Job:

Supervisory Engineer

Weekly Employment Hours:

40 Hours per Week

Achievements/Awards/Honors:
Award/Achievement Associated Organization/Company Year Received
Global War On Terrorism Civilian Service Medal Naval Sea Systems Command 2012

Candidacy Information

Office Sought:

Committeeman-at-Large (3-Year Term)

Vision for Sinfonia:

The greatness of this Fraternity is built upon the collegiate experience and we are doing our brothers a disservice by having our National Leaders focused on outside matters. I want to re-establish a firm foundation of volunteer leaders to provide that support for collegiate chapters. I want to make sure our business operations are sound and that we have transparency in our financial processes. Also, I want to bring a more outward-focused, community building communication strategy. We need someone that will be able to bring together our vast brotherhood and build a better future for our Fraternity. The Fraternity needs level-headed leadership that is seen as unbiased in the wake of the National Emergency and I believe I am that Brother.

Why Are You Running:

My experience presents me as a unique candidate. I feel I am viewed as that bridge-builder as I wasn't on any particular "side" during during this National Emergency. I think I can reconcile these two Fraternities back into one. Being a past NEC member givers me the experience with our budget and our corporate operations. My experience on the Commission on Standards provided me with regular interactions with our staff, particularly our Executive Director. I believe I would be able to work well with the staff and the other elected National Executive Committee members to solve some of these problems.

Qualifications for Office:

My qualifications are very well rounded. I was a two-term CPR from Province 22 before I was elected as its Chairman to serve on the National Executive Committee for the 2009-2012 triennium. During this term, I became well acquainted with our business operations and our budget process. This gave me great insight into non-profit corporate operations. During this time, I was also a contributor to the new edition of Themes for Brotherhood. After my term was over, I was appointed for the Commission on Standards and served from 2012-2018. This gave me great insight into chapter operations, Province Governor issues, and how to manage risk management allegations. Additionally, over the last couple of years, I was promoted at my job and now manage a budget of just under $4 million, so I know how to manage budgets, execution, and include planning factors. I feel like I'm one of the few Brothers running for National Office that has this broad range of experience within our Fraternity.

Do You Have Strategic/Financial Planning Oversight Experience:

Yes

Strategic/Financial Planning Experience:

I was part of the Fraternity leadership when we had our last Strategic Plan implementation from 2007-2012. I was on the NEC when we were evaluating its effectiveness and whether actions were considered closed or unfinished. Additionally, I perform the financial oversight for my job as a supervisory engineer. I manage just under $4 million and track different accounts to closure and manage spend-rates and the associated tasking.

Do You Have Experience with Large Budgets:

Yes

Budgeting Experience:

I was on the NEC from 2009-2012 and had insight into our budget. At the time, the budget was around $1.2 million. For my job, I manage a budget of just under $4 million. This includes assigning the tasking to particular accounts, assure accounts are spent down for the effectivity of that fund, and assure spend-rates are on target.