Grand High Zeta Names Troy Medley Lambda Chi Alpha’s New Chief Executive Officer
Brother Medley will become only the sixth CEO to lead Lambda Chi Alpha in its 110-year history.
Carmel, Ind., June 25, 2019 – The Grand High Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has appointed Troy Medley to be the next chief executive officer of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Medley, who will begin July 15, will replace current CEO Bill Farkas, who is retiring after 14 years of leadership and service.
Medley is an alumnus of Missouri State University (‘96) where he joined the Beta-Psi chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. He also has an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University. He is a native of Kansas City, Mo. and currently resides in Coto de Caza, Calif.
“We’re excited by the selection of Troy as our new executive leader,“ stated Grand High Alpha Jeff Stuerman (Culver-Stockton ‘82). “Brother Medley’s professional experience, coupled with his civic leadership and innovative spirit uniquely prepares him to serve our Brotherhood and help our members become the best possible versions of themselves.”
Medley brings a record of success from the business world, both as an entrepreneur, strategic thinker, and a transformative leader. He founded Personal Care Physicians in Irvine, Calif., where he built the largest multi-practice concierge medical group in California. It was also the largest manager of executive health programs in Southern California. He left as CEO in December 2018 following the sale of this company to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Previously, Medley served as the CEO of Velocity Sports, a franchise retail business where he led a turnaround of an organization focused on increasing athlete’s performance.
Medley and his wife Jamie have three daughters. The oldest is a sophomore at Auburn University. The younger daughters are twins and will be entering high school this fall. The Medleys will be relocating to the Indianapolis area this summer in preparation of Troy’s new responsibilities in leading the staff at the International Headquarters.
“I am honored to be named CEO of Lambda Chi Alpha and excited for our future,” Medley responded. His excitement is personal, “The day I walked into the Lambda Chi Alpha Chapter for the first time changed my life forever. The first hand I shook was the High Alpha and one of the most impressive people I had ever met. He soon became my Big Brother. We hit it off right away and the rest of the members I met were genuine and real. As the night went on, I knew I wanted to be a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. The moment I walked through that door was the beginning of a new chapter of my life.”
Medley continued, “The lessons learned and relationships acquired as an undergraduate member provided me the foundation upon which to build a successful life and career. I look forward to working with the Grand High Zeta, our talented staff and community of alumni volunteers to build upon our long history of developing servant leaders. Together we can both honor our past and shape our future by transforming the fraternity experience to match the needs of a new generation of young men and creating ongoing programs for alumni that ensure the benefits of brotherhood continue throughout a lifetime.”
In addition to his business and family life, Medley serves on the board and past chair for Miracles for Kids and is a founding member and board chairman of Epic Charter Schools California. He is an active leader at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of our search,” commented Phil Parker (Florida Atlantic ’73), Chairman of the CEO Search Committee. “During the search process, we reviewed applications from more than 178 candidates spanning a broad range of talents and experience. I’m confident that we found the right person at the right time for Lambda Chi Alpha. Troy Medley will inspire our members and will lead the effort to implement the Board’s bold strategic plan.”
The search process was ably assisted by Mark Wilkison and Wes Wicker of executive search firm Columns Fundraising of Atlanta.
The excitement for Medley’s leadership echoed throughout the Search Committee and Grand High Zeta. His recommendation and appointment were unanimous in both bodies. Between them, 23 Brothers were engaged in the process, from undergraduate members to alumni with more than 50 years of Lifetime Brotherhood, including past service on the board, the IHQ staff, and the Student Advisory Committee. They brought experience from large and small, public and private, geographically diverse campuses.
Stuerman added, “When our collegiate and alumni brothers meet and work with Troy, they will understand why the decision was unanimous. He embodies Lambda Chi’s values and brings out the best in people.”
Retiring CEO Bill Farkas (Butler ‘88) responded, “We can all have great confidence in the Brothers on the Search Committee and Grand High Zeta for selecting Troy Medley for this role. I look forward to working with Troy and our terrific staff on a smooth and successful transition.”
“Brother Farkas has dedicated himself to extraordinary service to Lambda Chi Alpha,” said Jeff Stuerman. “On behalf of our Board and members, I would like to thank Bill for his vision, commitment and leadership. Bill leaves a very solid foundation for Lambda Chi Alpha to launch bold and transformative programming that will serve more brothers and their communities.”
Stuerman continued, “I’d like to thank Brother Phil Parker and the members of the Search Committee for their tremendous dedication and hard work. The Committee and the Grand High Zeta have been intent on selecting an experienced, transformational executive who could lead Lambda Chi Alpha into becoming the preeminent men’s service learning and leadership development organization. With the promise of helping make our aspirational and strategic vision a reality, we’re confident Troy Medley will ‘knock it out of the park!’”
About Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Ind., Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is one of the largest men’s general fraternities in North America with more than 295,000 initiated members and has held chapters at more than 300 universities. In the early 1970s, it was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, sexual assault and other challenges facing today’s college student. Complemented by its partnerships with Feeding America and the JED Foundation, Lambda Chi Alpha serves to enhance higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development, personal growth, career networking and lifelong friendships. To learn more about Lambda Chi Alpha and its traditions, principles, and ideals, please visit www.lambdachi.org. #GrowServeLead