The Directors of Barrister understand what it takes to finance and manage rooming houses. We have over 90+ years of collective experience in forming, operating, financing, leasing, and purchasing fraternity housing.
Most of us started out “learning by doing”. We recognize that this is not the most efficient means to house our Chapters or facilitate our volunteer alumni. We are acutely aware of the level of effort it takes to establish a volunteer housing corporation, let alone operate a volunteer housing corporation. Frequently, a local housing corporation cannot take advantage of efficiencies of scale, shared processes, or the financials to withstand a downtown in tenancy. That’s where Barrister comes in.
We established Barrister to invest in housing for our undergraduate members, leverage technologies and tools to engage and manage properties, while still focused on delivering a quality housing experience. We want to retain, enhance, and improve the housing available to our undergraduate members–helping to contribute to a memorable undergraduate fraternal experience.
We’re passionate about sharing our lessons and experiences to serve our members and clients.
Meet the Team
Each board member comes from diverse backgrounds including fraternity house operations, fundraising, construction management, real estate, and property management. All board members are alumni of The Delta Chi Fraternity.
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J. Jeffrey Broderick
Illinois State ’81
Jeff is a founding director of Barrister, and has also been instrumental in establishing multiple local housing corporations in Region V of The Delta Chi Fraternity. Leveraging that experience while serving on the Board of Regents of the Fraternity, Jeff’s passion for competitive housing for our undergraduate men was instrumental in the formation of our national housing corporation for The Delta Chi Fraternity — Barrister Capital Corporation.
Jeff is a graduate of Illinois State University with a BS in Applied Computer Science, has served in multiple volunteer roles, including ABT President, “BB”, various ABT advisor roles, along with a six years as Regent (Region V).
Jeff also owns and manages his own real estate investments, and works full-time in information technology as an enterprise computer architect. Both of his sons are initiated members of the Illinois State Chapter (Jared ’05, Justin ’06).
Raymond D. Galbreth, Sr.
As a founding director to the board, Ray brings a wealth of experience from the Fraternity world to Barrister. Having served The Delta Chi Fraternity as Executive Director for nearly 34 years, he’s been extensively involved in all levels of fraternity and not-for-profit management. His experience spans the volunteer and professional worlds of Fraternity and academia.
- Experience building educational curriculum, training, financing, best practices for fraternity housing, etc.
- BSBA Personnel Management University of Missouri 1969
- MBA – University of Missouri 1971
- President of the Fraternity Executives Association 1992-93
- Numerous other offices and committees
- Member Board of Directors of Fraternity Risk Management Trust (a captive insurance company) for several years in the 1990s and early 2000s
- Member of The Delta Chi Fraternity’s Board of Regents (governing board) 1978-1979
- Chapter Advisor for Sigma Tau Gamma Chapter at Southeast Missouri University 1975
- “BB” (Chapter Advisor) for Delta Chi’s Southeast Missouri Chapter 1976-1979 Member of Alumni Board of Trustees for Delta Chi’s Southeast Missouri Chapter 1976-1979
Dennis E. Marquardt
Dennis is a professional, working in project management for commercial construction — specializing in hospitality and restaurant facilities. He brings a wealth of experience in chapter house project scoping, estimation guidelines, and construction/maintenance practices to our board. Also serving as a part-time fire-fighter, Dennis is always looking to make our facilities as safe and compliant with various safety regulations.
Dennis has also served in multiple fraternity volunteer roles at both the local and regional levels.
Secretary, Legal Advisor
Alex was a founding director of Barrister, and has served in many volunteer capacities within The Delta Chi Fraternity, including various roles as “BB”, ABT President (s) and ABT Advisory roles.
Alex’s expertise with real estate law, fraternity housing, contracts, leasing and chapter operations provide valuable insight to the Barrister board.
Alex practiced law for more than a decade before obtaining his doctorate and moving into higher education.
Alex is currently a full time professor, administrator, and academic coach at a Northeast university.
Russell K. Williams, Jr
Georgia Southern ’05
As a founding director of Barrister, Rusty provides valuable insight to assist with evaluating the housing needs for Delta Chi’s chapters and is committed to our mission to acquire competitive housing on each campus.
Rusty, a native of Statesboro, Georgia, is a Founding Father of the Georgia Southern Chapter at Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Economic Development.
As an undergraduate member, he served his chapter as “B”, “D”, Associate Member Counselor and Convention Intern. After graduation, Rusty served on Delta Chi’s staff as a Leadership Consultant and Director of Expansion & Colony Operations. When he isn’t making moves for Delta Chi properties, you might find him at Lake Sinclair in the warmer months and at Paulson Stadium in the fall cheering his Eagles to victory!
Steven P. Bossart
Kent State ’90
Steve has stayed intimately involved with Delta Chi since his initiation in 1989 and undergraduate years at Kent State University. After graduation, Steve served as a member of staff for the Delta Chi Fraternity for eight years.
After a two year break, Steve became the Regent for Region 6, beginning a tenure on the Board of Regents that lasted over a decade, including serving as “AA”.
Currently, along with his involvement with Barrister Capital Corporation, Steve is the ABT President for the Kent State Chapter, the “A” of the three time Chicago Cup winning Northeast Ohio Alumni Chapter, and he chairs the fundraising committee for the Delta Chi Educational Foundation.
Steve is a strong advocate that Greek housing is a good investment on college campuses. Steve should be recognized for his attempts to establish a national housing corporation for Delta Chi while serving as “AA”. Steve is also a member of the Order of the White Carnation for meritorious and inconspicuous service to the Fraternity.
Steve is the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Coleman Professional Services, a large behavioral health nonprofit in Ohio. He lives in Copley, Ohio with his wife, Lorrie and their two daughters, Sloane and Sutton.
Mark G. Sexton
Board of Regents Representative
Mark is a Regent representing Region IV on the Board of Regents for The Delta Chi Fraternity. A major advocate for undergraduate collegiate housing, Mark has witnessed first hand how quality, competitive housing can benefit our Chapters — including his own Chapter and the University of Missouri.
Jerod L. Breit
Executive Director of The Delta Chi Fraternity
The Delta Chi Fraternity Board of Regents proudly announced the selection of Jerod Breit, Central Missouri ’04, as the Fraternity’s 10th Executive Director and CEO in the fall of 2018. Breit attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Business Management. Upon graduation, Breit worked in management, sales and marketing for Applebee’s International, SYSCO Foods, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
In 2007 he joined the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and served in a variety of assignments and was one of the Department’s most highly decorated Officers. Breit joined the Delta Chi International Headquarters in January 2017 as the Director of Member Safety, implementing a violation reduction strategy focused on enforcement, outreach, innovation, and education. His innovative program reduced overall violations and claims by 96% in a three-year period. As the Executive Director and CEO of The Delta Chi International Fraternity, Breit has led the organization through the global pandemic which has seen double digit growth each year and secured a 92% retention rate for membership.
Outside of his career, Breit is deeply devoted to the American Legion Boys State of Missouri, a government and leadership program for the youth of Missouri. This “Democracy in Action” experience promotes citizenship, service, and the support of our nation’s veterans and tomorrow’s leaders. Breit attributes his membership in Delta Chi and service to Missouri Boys State as the two things that have helped shape him as the person he is today.
Peter S. Lane
Georgia Southern ’07
Peter served as a founding director for Barrister until accepting a position with the Delta Chi Educational Foundation.
Peter is the Senior Director of Development for the Delta Chi Educational Foundation.
Nikolaus J. Kern
Southern Illinois ’06
Nik served as a founding director on Barrister until he was elected Regent to represent Region V.
Nik now serves as Regent for Region VI on the Board of Regents.