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A Podcast by Eddie Stephens. The world through the lens of Eddie. Storyteller. Astute Observer. Solver of Problems. Seeker of Truth.Interesting guests. Lots of geek talk including Star Wars, The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, etc...www.EddiePodcast.com

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A Podcast by Eddie Stephens. The world through the lens of Eddie. Storyteller. Astute Observer. Solver of Problems. Seeker of Truth.Interesting guests. Lots of geek talk including Star Wars, The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, etc...www.EddiePodcast.com

    Episode 17: Meghan Hill - Candidate for Southern PVP

    Episode 17: Meghan Hill - Candidate for Southern PVP

    This podcast is not planned, run, or sponsored by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.

    Eddie's Podcast
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    Special Delta Sigma Pi Campaign Edition 

    All candidates running for Grand Office for Delta Sigma Pi are invited to participate in Eddie's Podcast.   To participate, email Eddie Stephens at eddie@eddiestephens.com

    Name of Nominee: Meghan Hill
    Primary Address: Marietta, GA
    Name of Employer or Business: Tropical Smoothie Cafe
    Job Title: Guest Experience Manager
    Chapter Name and School: Nu Pi/Kennesaw State University
    Date Of Initiation: 5/2/1998

    Email Address: SoutheasternRVP@dsp.org
    Graduation Year: 1999

    Brief Description of Employment Responsibilities: I am responsible for defining, implementing, and measuring the success of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand guest experience nationwide. This includes leveraging strategic insights and detailed analytics collected via guest surveys, contact center feedback, and social media engagements. I encourage increased participation in guest surveys through expanding technologies used to capture guest feedback.

    Once strengths and gaps in our guests’ experiences are identified, I collaborate with the training team to create procedures and training elements to enhance and improve brand hospitality standards and crew hospitality training. I also work with field business leaders to ensure guest concerns are addressed and appropriate coaching and adjustments in cafe level procedures are implemented.

    Additionally, I manage outside vendors including a guest contact center, to ensure they are
    meeting defined service level agreements (SLAs) and they have necessary tools and information to best serve our guests. Other responsibilities include the design, monitoring, and continuous improvement of guest feedback escalation, as well as facilitating the connectivity between contact center, website, mobile app, vendors, and other appropriate business partners to ensure our guests experience seamless, uniform communication with our brand.

    Unfortunately, no one lets me make the smoothies (but I do love sipping them).

    Statement of Platform: The three most exciting areas for growth in the Southern Province and Delta Sigma Pi are TRANSPARENCY, INNOVATION, and ENGAGEMENT.

    TRANSPARENCY is more than just open-door policy, but deliberate and proactive communication with the constituency of collegiate and alumni chapters. As PVP, I will actively engage our brothers in the issues that come before the board. We must take advantage of the unique opportunities 2020 handed us. 

    As PVP, I will prioritize the INNOVATION and expansion of fraternity technologies and practices with entrepreneurial spirit to help equip our brothers for their professions in an ever-evolving and technology-driven world of commerce.

    Our future success lies in our ENGAGEMENT of brothers where they are. As PVP, I will focus
    on fostering opportunities for collegiate brothers to collaborate with alumni and other chapters, regions, and provinces to share best practices. I will also invite brothers, business professionals, and educational leaders to engage in a wider variety of volunteer and leadership development experiences while encouraging alumni to share their field of expertise.

    I will be honored to serve our brotherhood as Southern Provincial Vice President and humbly ask for and appreciate your support.

    • 24 min
    Episode 16: Paul Carpinella - Candidate for Grand President

    Episode 16: Paul Carpinella - Candidate for Grand President

    This podcast is not planned, run, or sponsored by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.

    Eddie's Podcast
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    Special Delta Sigma Pi Campaign Edition 

    All candidates running for Grand Office for Delta Sigma Pi are invited to participate in Eddie's Podcast.   To participate, email Eddie Stephens at eddie@eddiestephens.com

    Name of Nominee: Paul Carpinella
    Primary Address: Stoughton, MA
    Name of Employer or Business: VIZIT
    Job Title: Director of Demand Generation
    Chapter Name and School: Lambda Tau/Bentley University
    Date Of Initiation: 11/19/1999
    Email Address: paulforgp@gmail.com
    Graduation Year: 2002
    Website: https://paul4gp.com/
    Collegiate Chapter Offices or Responsibilities Held: President
    Vice President Pledge Education
    Vice President Alumni Relations
    Historian
    Professional Activities Committee

    Brief Description of Employment Responsibilities: VIZIT is a Boston-based start-up which provides brands, retailers, and agencies with AI-based software and services to ensure their images are primed for maximum views and conversions.  Recruited by the CEO based on my extensive start-up and marketing experience, I am responsible to drive strategy and execution for customer acquisition and retention programs.
    Included in these duties are partner and trade association relationship building, virtual and physical event content and logistics management, as well as integrated marketing campaign planning and execution utilizing coordinated email, social media, digital advertising, and sales rep outreach. I am also responsible to build, manage, and optimize our sales and marketing tech stack.

    Statement of Platform: Delta Sigma Pi enters the coming decades with the opportunity to advance how we work with our Brothers along with the academic and business communities.

    As your next Grand President, I will set us on a path that ensures we will not miss this opportunity. By listening to new ideas and implementing proven business practices, we will be more efficient, build stronger connections, and prime all brothers for success.

    In walking down this path I will work with our leaders to…

    -Leverage technology, marketing, and communication to bring Brothers closer to each other and the wider business community
    -Foster collaboration, improvement, and empowerment with open communication and transparency
    -Refresh our educational content to make it more relevant and impactful in an evolving and diverse business environment.

    Throughout my twenty-one years as a Brother, I have been fortunate to work with many great leaders and watch our Fraternity grow and prosper. During this year, I’m proud of the way we worked together to adapt to a new normal and bring our brotherhood closer together. I would be honored to build upon this success as your next Grand President.  I humbly ask for your vote.

    • 40 min
    Episode 15: Monica Monroe - Candidate for Northeastern PVP

    Episode 15: Monica Monroe - Candidate for Northeastern PVP

    This podcast is not planned, run, or sponsored by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.

    Eddie's Podcast
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    Special Delta Sigma Pi Campaign Edition 

    All candidates running for Grand Office for Delta Sigma Pi are invited to participate in Eddie's Podcast.   To participate, email Eddie Stephens at eddie@eddiestephens.com

    Name of Nominee: Monica Monroe
    Primary Address: Catlett, VA
    Name of Employer or Business: Monica Elizabeth Events
    Job Title: Owner & Lead Event Coordinator
    Chapter Name and School: Epsilon Kappa/Shepherd University
    Date Of Initiation: 4/2/2012
    Email Address: capitalrvp@dsp.org
    Graduation Year: 2014
    Collegiate Chapter Offices or Responsibilities Held: Chapter President
    Chapter Relay for Life Chair Member
    Student Life Council Representative
    Chapter Fundraising Chair Member
    Brief Description of Employment Responsibilities: I wear many hats in my career: I run two small businesses and I also have a corporate job!
    In 2018 I opened Monica Elizabeth Events. As an Event Coordinator, I am responsible for the planning & execution of corporate and private events. Besides the coordination and planning aspect of my job, I also manage the company's social media accounts and create and maintain networking opportunities with other vendors and clients. My position requires strong attention to detail, excellent customer service and networking skills as well as the ability to make rational split-second decisions.
    In June 2020, I expanded my endeavors and became an independent travel agent with Walt's Dream Destinations, a small business company based out of New Jersey. This position expands
    my planning abilities and blends my love of travel into one!
    Finally, as a Sales Support Coordinator with Music & Arts, I am responsible for providing operational support to over 300 of our retail and affiliate locations. This includes, but is not limited to: daily helpdesk email/phone support, reviewing & approval of expense reports, overseeing lesson programming and functionality, testing & training on new POS integrations
    and inter-departmental collaboration for retail advancement.

    Alumni Chapter Offices or Responsibilities Held (include dates): Frederick Alumni Chapter:
    Founding Member
    VP of Chapter Operations (Jan 2020- Present)
    Fundraising committee member
    Events committee member
    Membership committee member
    Shepherdstown Alumni Chapter:
    President (June 2019-Present)
    Alumni Chapter Affiliation?: Yes
    Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Frederick (MD)
    National Activities or Responsibilities Held (include dates): August 2017-Present: Capital
    Regional Vice President
    August 2017- Present: Northeastern Provincial Discipline Committee Member
    Fall 2018: Ritual Team Member at the installation of Chi Omega at Old Dominion University
    Spring 2020: COVID Task Force Member
    2013 Northeastern L.E.A.D. Provincial Conference
    2013 Baltimore L.E.A.D. School
    2014 Northeastern L.E.A.D. Provincial Conference
    2015 Grand Chapter Congress
    2017 Grand Chapter Congress
    2018 Northeastern L.E.A.D. Provincial Conference
    2018 Volunteer Leader Training - Boston
    2018 Cleveland L.E.A.D. School
    2019 Northeastern L.E.A.D. Provincial Conference
    2019 Grand Chapter Congress
    2019 National Volunteer Leadership Retreat
    2019 Syracuse L.E.A.D. School
    2020 Northeastern L.E.A.D. Provincial Conference
    2020 National Volunteer Leadership Virtual Retreat
    2020 Fall Virtual LEAD School
    Certified Deltasig Leader Status: Tier 2 training complete.
    Statement of Platform:
    ENGAGEMENTTo continue to grow the cohesion of the Province and the Provincial Leadership Team by:
    -Hosting Leadership Retreats
    -Expanding Provincial town hall opportunities

    • 27 min
    Episode 14: James Kuhn - Candidate for Northeastern PVP

    Episode 14: James Kuhn - Candidate for Northeastern PVP

    This podcast is not planned, run, or sponsored by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.

    Eddie's Podcast
    www.youtube.com/EddieStephens​​

    Special Delta Sigma Pi Campaign Edition

    All candidates running for Grand Office for Delta Sigma Pi are invited to participate in Eddie's Podcast.   To participate, email Eddie Stephens at eddie@eddiestephens.com

    Name of Nominee: James Kuhn
    Primary Address: Findlay, OH
    Job Title: Stay-at-home parent
    Chapter Name and School: Xi Upsilon/Marshall University
    Date Of Initiation: 11/18/2006
    Email Address: EastCentralRVP@dsp.org
    Graduation Year: 2010
    Social Media: Facebook – James Kuhn for Northeastern PVP
    Social Media: Instagram @jameskuhn4dspnepvp

    Brief Description of Employment Responsibilities: As a stay-at-home parent, I am a
    homemaker and primary caregiver for the well-being and development of my child.
    Some of my responsibilities include: time management/scheduling, inventory control, risk
    management, researching, budgeting, effective communication, educating/coaching, adaptability,
    empathy, humility, and occasionally singing and dancing.
    These responsibilities, in addition to my general skill set and a work history that includes:
    Quality Auditor, Actor, and Food Service, have allowed me to sharpen my mind and regularly
    take on leadership roles in the organizations of which I am a part.
    In the past, those roles have included management positions in the Food & Beverage industry, a
    trainer position at the Walt Disney World Resort, and various volunteer roles.
    Aside from my involvement with Delta Sigma Pi, I also volunteer as the Inventory Coordinator,
    Scorekeeping Coordinator, and a team Captain in my recreational ice hockey league.
    Alumni Chapter Offices or Responsibilities Held (include dates): "What Not To Say" DEI
    Event Organizer (Fall 2020)
    Alumni Chapter Affiliation?: Yes
    Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Cincinnati

    Statement of Platform: Brothers,
    First and foremost, thank you!!!! Thank you for showing constant resilience in the face of
    adversity, your continued efforts to help make Delta Sigma Pi a stronger organization,
    researching the candidates, and putting in the work necessary to make an informed decision about your next Northeastern Provincial Vice President. It’s truly inspiring! As your Brother, a leader, and a nominee for this position, I promise to do the same for you.I also promise to promote the following for myself and the leaders on my teams and committees:

    TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY – Helping others to understand the reasoning
    behind decisions.

    DIVERSITY/EQUITY/INCLUSION – Empowering diverse leaders through training, mentoring,
    and the promotion of opportunities for involvement in our fraternity.

    BROTHERHOOD ENGAGEMENT – Whether in-person or virtually (through groups such as
    FRAC), we should seek opportunities to engage our Brothers. Whether chapter-to-chapter,
    regionally, provincially, or (inter)nationally, we should demonstrate and improve the strength of our Brotherhood.

    TECHNOLOGY – Effectively utilizing existing and emerging technologies to ensure Brothers
    are able to operate and showcase their professionalism and creativity.
    Thank you once again! It would be my honor and a privilege to receive your vote and represent you as the next Northeastern PVP!!!!
    #PTBAD

    • 35 min
    Episode 13: Stacy Jordan - Candidate for Northeastern PVP

    Episode 13: Stacy Jordan - Candidate for Northeastern PVP

    This podcast is not planned, run, or sponsored by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.

    Eddie's Podcast
    www.youtube.com/EddieStephens​

    Special Delta Sigma Pi Campaign Edition 

    All candidates running for Grand Office for Delta Sigma Pi are invited to participate in Eddie's Podcast.   To participate, email Eddie Stephens at eddie@eddiestephens.com

    Name of Nominee: Stacy Jordan

    Primary Address: Alexandria, VA

    Name of Employer or Business: U. S. Dept. of Transportation (OIG)

    Job Title: Supervisory IT Specialist (Infosec)

    Chapter Name and School: Epsilon Chi/Georgia Southern University

    Date Of Initiation: 5/28/1993

    Email Address: stacyjfornepvp@gmail.com

    Graduation Year: 1995

    Website: stacyjordan-dsp.com

    Social Media: Instagram @stacyjdsp

    • 23 min
    Episode 12: Noel Miller - Candidate for North Central PVP

    Episode 12: Noel Miller - Candidate for North Central PVP

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    Eddie's Podcast with Eddie Stephens – Episode 12: Noel Miller - Candidate for North Central PVP

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    Noel Miller:

    As Provincial Vice President, I will:

    - Empower and invest in our Provincial Leadership Team through regular leadership meetings, volunteer training, and retreats.
    - Drive diversity through inclusion, welcoming all Brothers - collegiate and alumni, active and returning, officers and general members - to be engaged and serve our province and brotherhood.
    - Engage more than 250 Brothers in regional and provincial volunteer or committee roles.
    - Collaborate directly with Brothers to develop chapter and regional goals aligned with the fraternity’s strategic priorities, delivering accountability and transparency through monthly
    progress reports.
    - Champion strategic recommendations to improve retention from collegiate to alumni status, increase chapter engagement in national programs, and improve fraternity resources for chapters.
    - Strategically lead the province through post-pandemic transitions, adopting best practices from our pandemic operations and resetting our chapter and fraternal baseline for operations

    • 26 min

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