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Phi Kappa Psi adds new communications staff members

Phi Kappa Psi adds new communications staff members

Indianapolis (Aug. 8, 2017) – The leadership of Phi Kappa Psi is pleased to announce the appointments of Beth Headrick as director of communications and Ben Ely as marketing and communications manager.

A Fort Wayne, Ind. native, Headrick graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science degree in communications management at Syracuse University. Headrick has over 20 years of versatile public relations experiences ranging from higher education, corporate, nonprofit and healthcare. Most recently, she served as a brand editor for Eli Lilly and Company’s cardiovascular health brand team in Indianapolis.

“I am thrilled to be part of a dynamic organization that shapes the futures of young men across the country,” Headrick said. “Communication plays a vital role in encouraging the members’ development in all stages of their lives, and it is both an honor and a privilege to join such a prestigious organization.”

Headrick’s first day will be Aug. 14.

Ely, who holds a Master’s degree in emerging media and communications from the University of Texas at Dallas, most recently served as a sports information director at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) where he was the primary media contact for women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, swimming and diving.  The San Angelo, Texas native also has a diverse background in radio, television, graphic design and social media.

“I’m eager to begin this new journey with Phi Kappa Psi,” Ely said.  “The opportunity to be part of a blossoming organization that has been making a substantial impact in the lives of young men throughout the nation for over a century is both invigorating and exciting.  I’m thankful for the chance, and am looking forward to getting to work.”

Ely’s first day will be Aug. 22.

“The addition of Beth and Ben to the fraternity’s existing communications team is a big step for the organization as we will now have a team of communications experts.” said Mark Guidi, Executive Director for Phi Kappa Psi. “This will allow us to further enhance the experience for our members as well as continue growing the Phi Kappa Psi brand.”

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Phi Kappa Psi was founded in 1852 when William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore were students at Jefferson College in the foothills of Western Pennsylvania. The two were nursing and watching over their stricken friends during an epidemic of typhoid fever at the college. Through the long night vigils, the two established a group that was founded upon the great joy they received from selflessly helping others. Today, Phi Kappa Psi is a national fraternity of more than 80,000 living brothers who promote integrity by further developing their intellect and serving as strong community stewards. With a legacy built on acceptance and trust, each brother realizes his highest potential.