Nominating Committee

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Each biennium at Convention, Gamma Phi Beta holds elections to fill the elected positions on International Council (IC) and the Nominating Committee (NC). The NC is defined in the Sorority’s Bylaws to identify, recruit and slate potential candidates for election to the NC and IC. It is comprised of seven elected alumnae members, two appointed collegiate delegates and one appointed chairwoman who all serve in their roles for a term of two years.

Gamma Phi Beta is dedicated to diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion and seeks for this commitment to be reflected in its leadership. Service on IC or the NC is an important and significant opportunity open to all alumnae members in good standing who are committed to executing the duties of the role. Alumnae who are considering candidacy for service on IC or the NC are encouraged to strengthen their mastery of our member competencies through their work, volunteer roles within and outside the Sorority or other civic engagement – the variety of experiences in which member competencies are developed will enrich the Sorority as a whole.

For the 2024-26 IC and NC, the current NC is looking for candidates with a variety of different backgrounds and experiences both within Gamma Phi Beta and outside of the organization and how they match up to our member competencies. The NC realizes that there is a large pool of talent available within the alumnae membership and they are thrilled to learn more about that from possible candidates.

Nominating Committee Chairwoman

Tanya Jordan (Purdue)

Currently residing in Orange County, California, Tanya works professionally as a voice actor, specializing in commercials, corporate narration and voicemail systems and has more than 15 years of experience in fundraising, event management and nonprofit management. In her 25+ years of volunteering with Gamma Phi Beta, she has had the privilege to serve in a variety of roles from chapter advisor to regional team member and on International Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Purdue University and a master’s degree in public administration from Wayne State University.

Alumnae Members

Bree Brownlee (Alma)

An avid volunteer, Bree is thrilled to be able to continue to serve Gamma Phi Beta as a member of the nominating committee along with continuing her role as Chapter Advisor for the Epsilon Beta Chapter at Alma College and serving on the 150th Celebration Events Sub-Committee. Professionally, Bree is the Senior Vice President, Group Account Director at Leo Burnett in Detroit managing a team responsible for the advertising and marketing for General Motors Customer Care & Aftersales and GM Financial Protection brands. In addition to Gamma Phi Beta, Bree teaches Scottish Highland Dancing at her studio the Queen of Scots Dance Academy and volunteers for the ScotDance USA organization. Bree holds a bachelor's degree in Media & Mass Marketing and Dance from Alma College and currently resides in Lake Orion, MI.

Lindsay Champion (Southern Methodist)

Lindsay earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and women’s studies from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She has worked in Merchandising for over a decade, a career that has taken her across the country before settling in Orange County, California where she is a Senior Buyer for Tillys. Along the way, she has volunteered for Gamma Phi Beta in many capacities; Chapter Advisor, Regional Coordinator/Collegiate Chapter Supervisor, 2014 Seattle Convention steering committee, and currently serves as the Regional Team Leader for Midwest 4 and on the 150th Celebration events Sub-committee. Lindsay has a passion for StrengthsFinder and leadership programs, diving into what makes individuals function well on a team while discovering who they are as a leader, and using BEDI as a lens through which we make our decisions.

Jennifer Chuang (California-Berkeley)

A Southern-California native, Jennifer is a graduate of the University of California - Berkeley and holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Before joining the Nominating Committee, Jennifer served Gamma Phi Beta for more than 20 years in various roles, such as collegiate leadership consultant, regional director, Foundation trustee, recruitment advisor and alumnae chapter treasurer. Her love of learning and passion for education has led to a career as the Owner and Director of a multi-grade early childhood education center and to become a longtime volunteer for the local schools, where she has served on many non-profit boards and advisory committees. Jennifer and her husband are new empty-nesters and live in San Marino with their Shiba Inu Sesame.

Kelly Brown Dunne (William & Mary)

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Prior to joining the Nominating Committee, Kelly served Gamma Phi Beta as a vice president on International Council.  She joined our sisterhood at Alpha Chi chapter at the College of William & Mary, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in classical studies. She is an administrator and faculty member at George Mason University, teaching history and childhood studies courses. Kelly is a lifelong Virginia resident and currently resides in Arlington with her husband. 

Tamara Rudnicki (Jacksonville)

Tamara is honored to be a part of the 2022-2024 Nominating Committee. She currently volunteers as Alumnae Chapter President for the Chicago Alumnae Chapter, Collegiate Chapter Supervisor in Midwest 4, and the Stewardship Committee for the Foundation, and our 150th Anniversary Pride and Recognition Committee. Tamara holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology, as well as an MA in Counseling Psychology. She has over 10 years’ experience working in higher education and currently works in customer experience for a home furnishings company. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband. When not volunteering for Gamma Phi Beta, Tamara loves to read, try new recipes and enjoy the city's offerings. 

Chandra Soule (Nebraska-Lincoln)

Excited to be serving as a member of the Nominating Committee for Gamma Phi Beta, Chandra has previously served in the roles of Collegiate Leadership Consultant, Extension Coordinator, Chapter Advisor, Presentation Team member, and regional-level positions. Chandra attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she received her bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in student affairs administration. Currently, Chandra works for Pizza Hut, managing franchise and license agreements for all domestic locations. She resides in Prosper, Texas, with her husband and two daughters.

Marlo Tapley (Colorado-Boulder)

Marlo is a Colorado native and currently resides in Superior, CO.  While she studied Political Science at CU, her career in technology sales evolved into a love of all things operations.  She is presently the Vice President of Learning Operations at Oracle.  For twelve years, Marlo has served Gamma Phi Beta as an advisor to the four collegiate chapters in Colorado, including Chapter Advisor for Beta Rho, the President of the Boulder Alumnae chapter, and the Province Collegiate Director for Colorado.  As a new empty-nester, Marlo looks forward to visiting her two daughters at their schools, San Diego State University and the University of Washington, during this biennium.

Collegiate Members

LeAnne Bugay (Nebraska-Lincoln)

LeAnne Bugay studies journalism, advertising, and public relations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and was initiated into Pi Chapter in the fall of 2021. She plans on attending graduate school on the east coast, where she hopes to eventually work as a public school district communications director or pop culture journalist. She serves on the academics committee for Pi and as an orientation leader for the university. In her free time, LeAnne loves to thrift shop, bike, and attend concerts.

Savannah May (Arizona)

Savannah May attends the University of Arizona where she is double-majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Care, Health, and Society with a minor in Psychology. After undergrad, she aspires to obtain a masters degree in medical speech-language pathology and one day work in a hospital specializing in voice therapy and neurological conditions. Savannah serves as ritual chair for Alpha Epsilon chapter and is on the standards committee as well. She is involved with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association on her campus as well as P.O.S.T Association. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE QUESTIONS

If you have any questions for the NC, or if you are interested in learning more about service on IC or the NC, please contact Nominating Committee Chairwoman Tanya Jordan.

REFERrALS

If you would like to refer someone for service on IC or the NC, please complete the referral form. Submitting a referral form will let the current NC know more about the individual(s) you refer, including insight about their demonstration of Gamma Phi Beta’s member competencies