I currently serve as the Regional Vice President (RVP) for the Southeastern region of Delta Sigma Pi, find more about the region and team here. Having been elected at the 2013 Grand Chapter Congress (GCC) in Seattle, I am once again running for RVP of the SE region at the 2015 GCC in Chicago! Below is a little more information about my fraternity experience and platform…
Who is Deltasig Carrie?
In 1994, I joined the Alpha Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Pi as a transfer student to Mercer University in Macon, GA. My best friend Tricia was my big brother, and I was big brother to her sister Danielle, and while the chapter wasn’t very strong at the time, the friendships that I made and the brotherhood I felt from the Fraternity called me back after graduation.
While finishing my MBA at Mercer’s Atlanta campus, I became a member of the Atlanta Alumni Chapter (AAC) and have been active ever since. During this time I have served as the AAC’s Web Chair, Social Chair, VP-Finance, and VP-Communications, as well as GCC delegate.
I served as District Director for Alpha Tau at Mercer from 2008-2012, have worked closely with other chapters in the region and am looking forward to continuing to do so. I wasn’t fortunate to experience GCC as a collegiate, so I encourage all collegiate brothers to attend as it energizes the chapter and prepares you to become the leaders of the future. LEAD Schools and Provincial Conferences are critical to further strengthening the bond of brotherhood, and to enhance the business networking experience. At my 4th GCC, Seattle 2013, I was elected RVP of the SE region and have been so impressed with the team that represents the chapters here in the region. We now have 2 colonies, Coastal Carolina and GA Tech, and I couldn’t be happier about both of them! We are not without out challenges and with my workload and additional volunteer efforts, I don’t spend quite as much time visiting chapters as I should, but feel a strong team is the best way to reach the collegiate pledges and brothers and ensure strong chapters and an amazing region representing the best professional fraternity!
Life Outside of Deltasig
Having started my career post-college with my family apparel software business heading up Marketing I got a chance to wear many hats and deal with everything from staffing to real estate concerns, to software and website development.
From there I went on to start a successful web development company – Cre8ive Websites and in 2012 started Atlanta Movie Tours, a movie location tour company, showing movie and t.v. fans all the locations from The Walking Dead, Gone With the Wind, Identity Thief and tons of other productions that have made Georgia and Atlanta home! Starting a new business, in a whole new industry, continues to test the communication tools that I use, especially when it comes to team collaboration.
I live in Downtown Atlanta with my marvelous husband, Steven, in the historic loft & arts district of Castleberry Hill, with our 2 adorable puppies, Sherlock & Watson. When I get a break, I like to take “the family” hiking, or to the dog park, and whenever we can escape the city we hit the water, whether the lake, or the ocean as we are both scuba divers and love the beach!
My Platform: Communicate – Collaborate – Create
Great communication leads to collaboration, which leads to the creation of great things and that’s what I want to instill in the Southeast region. In today’s busy culture, finding effective ways of communicating and working across teams is crucial and can help in every facet of life.
Communication skills are some of the most important skills you need to succeed in the workplace. To be an expert communicator, you need to be effective in all points of the communication process – and you must be comfortable with the different channels of communication – face-to-face, phone, text, email, social media, and a host of others. Craft your message, be clear and concise, choose the proper channel(s), involve yourself in active listening and provide the proper feedback.
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