President – Chief Executive Officer
Tom Begley, AP 284
Tom was initiated into Pi Kappa Phi in the Fall of 1989. From his first semester as an Active Member, he continuously held a leadership position in the Chapter until his graduation in 1993. He was Assistant Warden, Warden, Vice Archon and IFC President.
After graduation, Tom remained active in the Fraternity by volunteering at leadership training events and serving on the Housing Corporation. Tom took a leadership position on the initial Board of Directors of the newly formed Alumni Chapter in the early 2000’s and also supported the Board of Alumni Advisors as Recruitment Advisor to the Undergraduate Chapter. After the 25th Anniversary Celebration, Tom was elected to the position of President of the Alumni Chapter and remained close to the undergraduate Chapter. In the Spring of 2014, he was asked to step into the position of Chapter Advisor which he held until the Charter Revocation in the Spring of 2015.
Tom is originally from Wayne, New Jersey and now resides in Nashville, TN with his wife Michelle and their three children Patrick, Sean and Jack. He has built a career in the financial services industry and is an investment and wealth management specialist for a regional investment firm based in Memphis, TN. He was awarded the Certified Financial Planner designation in 2006 and enjoys helping people navigate through complex financial obstacles to achieve their financial goals. Away from work, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He’s a frustrated sports fan who’s rooting interests are very questionable. In addition to the often maddening on field exploits of the Mountaineers, he’s a lifelong NY Jets fan, NY Mets fan and is a day 1 season ticket holder to the NHL’s Nashville Predators.
Tom’s goals for the Chapter are simple. “I think we owe it to ourselves and the future members of our beloved Alpha Rho to continually strive to become the ‘Ideal Chapter’. If we all commit to working towards this goal, the rewards and satisfaction for everyone will be great. Selfishly, it would allow me to continue to stay close to the men who were my Brothers during my undergraduate days while also allowing me to make new and lasting friendships with those who came before and after me. And I still have hope that one of my sons will join me in Brotherhood, hopefully as a Member of our Chapter.