June 9, 2014 – Following a national search, Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity has named Steven Latour as its next Chief Executive Officer. Latour will succeed William P. (Bill) Bernier, Iota ’71, as CEO of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation, Inc.
Latour is currently Senior Director of Advancement at Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He will join the Sigma Tau Gamma staff on July 1, 2014 and transition into the CEO role on January 1, 2015. In the interim Latour will work with Bernier to become fully knowledgeable about Sigma Tau Gamma chapters, programs,
policies and finances.
“What impresses me most about Steve is his positive outlook, enthusiasm and energy,” said Thomas C. Morgan, Phi ’85, Sigma Tau Gamma National President. “He was part of the leadership team at a national fraternity moving successfully through a time of advancement and growth very similar to the exciting future and growth that lays at the feet of Sigma Tau Gamma today. He knows the challenges and opportunities Fraternities have today and I believe will make an outstanding CEO for Sig Tau.”
Latour (34), a native of Berkley, Michigan, received his bachelor of applied arts from Central Michigan University in 2004. He joined the Alpha Sigma Phi headquarters staff in January 2005 where he rapidly advanced in responsibility, rising to the role of Vice President of Fraternity Operations. He moved to his current role with the Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation in September 2012.
“Steve steps into the CEO role at a very exciting time for Sigma Tau Gamma,” said Bernier. “It is a huge opportunity for him and I am confident that he will provide sound professional leadership as we build on the successes of the past and embrace the challenges of the future.”
The Fraternity CEO search process began in August 2013. The search committee narrowed the field of candidates to four. The Board of Directors interviewed the finalists late in May and selected Latour.
“I am very excited about what lies ahead for Sigma Tau Gamma thanks to Bill Berniers leadership, there are so many opportunities for us to continue to evolve, grow our membership, expand to more campuses, and raise funds to support the Fraternity. I cant wait to get started,” said Latour.
Bernier will retire as CEO on December 31, 2014. He will continue on staff in a part time consulting role through 2015. Board President Morgan reflected on Berniers more than 41 years of service.
“Bill thinks deeply about the big picture, where the organization is going, and how it can get there. That is the trait of a true chief executive,” Morgan said. “His legacy is the impact he has had not just on the organization, but many of us individually, and for me it has run the gambit from chapter president to national president. We all owe him a great debt of gratitude for a lifes work dedicated to Sigma Tau Gamma.”
You can contact Steve Latour by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at: @stevelatour.
You can contact Bill Bernier by email at: email@example.com or on Twitter at: @WPBernier.