CHI

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The Constantine Housing Initiative

The Sigma Chi Risk Management Foundation created the Constantine Housing Initiative (CHI) to work as a consultative partner with local Sigma Chi house corporations to conduct housing assessments and offer support for upgrades.  We dedicate our efforts to making our chapter houses emblematic of our great organization.

 

 

CHI provides financing along with property and project management resources.

 

 

Joseph Fiore

Managing Director 

Direct: 312.259.2314

joe.fiore@constantinehousing.org

The Board of Directors & Staff

Brother Dobrolinsky received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Bradley University in 1985. Dobrolinsky served on the Sigma Chi Headquarters staff as the Director of Housing and Insurance from 1987 to 1989, and he was the founding Program Director of the Risk Management Foundation and Constantine Capital, Inc.

He has served on the Risk Management Foundation Board since 2006.

After spending seventeen years with Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. in several sales leadership roles, he joined Willis North America as a National Partner in 2005 to lead their North American Captive, Actuarial and Pooling Solutions Practice. In 2008, Brother Dobrolinsky joined Assurance, a leading independent insurance and risk management brokerage. He serves as Partner and uses his expertise to focus on placing conventional and excess insurance and reinsurance for public entity, non-profit, education and religious risks; in addition to alternative risk groups and consortiums.

He is a member of the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRIP), the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA), and the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA).

He was inducted to the Circle of Honor by the Delta Rho Chapter in 2009, and he was inducted into the Fraternity’s Order of Constantine in 2017.

Brother Klein graduated in accounting from Oklahoma State University, where he served as his chapter’s Pro Consul and as IFC President. At the beginning of his career, Klein served in sales and management positions with prominent computer technology companies, including IBM, specializing in sales and installation of large scale systems for banks and brokerage houses. In 1974, Mr. Klein joined his family’s construction business. He diversified KLEINCO from its home building roots into related fields of construction management, land development, remodeling and property management. He served as its President and CEO from 1982 until 2007, when his daughter became the 3rd generation of KLEINCO ownership. He has since served on both public and privately held company boards.

 

As an industry leader, Mr. Klein served as President of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, Vice President of the National Association of Homebuilders, Board Chair of Trustees of the Home Builders Institute, and is a trustee of the National Housing Endowment. He chaired Tulsa’s Building, Housing and Fire Prevention Board of Appeals for 15 years. Brother Klein served on the Habitat for Humanity International Board of Directors from 2004-2012. As its Board chair (2009-2011), he worked closely with world leaders on housing policy and led Habitat’s commitment to impact housing availability for at least one million underserved families each year by 2020.

 

Ken has been recognized as Oklahoma’s Small Business Person of the Year and is a member of the Oklahoma Housing and National Remodeling Halls of Fame. Brother Klein is a Significant Sig, former Constantine Capital Inc. Board member, and has served his chapter as a House Corporation member, Chapter Advisor, and Building Committee Chair.
Brother Schock graduated from NAU after serving his chapter as Rush Chairman and two-term Consul. Following graduation, Schock then served on the Sigma Chi Headquarters staff as an Assistant Executive Secretary from 1973-1975. In 1977, he went to work for CBRE in their property management division where he was able to experience all facets of investment real estate operation and was named the Managing Director of property management operations in their Kansas City office in 1979. Since 1999, Schock has been Senior Vice President/Director of Property Management for the Yarco Company in Kansas City, a family owned business involved in the apartment development/investment and management business since 1923. He and his team oversee the day-to-day operations of a portfolio of over 10,000 units across 8 states.
Schock earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from IREM and the Certified Commercial Institute Member (CCIM) from the CCIM Institute. For the past 17 years, he has been the local instructor for the Ethics class required by IREM for the CPM designation.

 

Schock has served the Fraternity in a variety of roles: Chapter Advisor for the Beta Phi chapter, a Balfour Leadership Training Workshop participant in a variety of capacities for 43 years, including serving on the Workshop’s Board. He has also served as Grand Tribune, a Grand Trustee, and has been Chairman of Constantine Capital Inc. since 2013. Bob is a member of the Order of Constantine.
Brother Williams graduated from Saint Mary’s University, majoring in Accounting. During his career he has provided claim investigation and resolution services for commercial and complex risks throughout Canada and the United States. He has managed several offices while remaining resident in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently he is a partner in the firm of AMG Claims Inc. serving as company President.

 

He has attained the distinction of a Fellowship Insurance Professional from the Insurance Institute of Canada, holds a Certificate in Environmental Management and has completed courses in Risk Management. Within the Fraternity he is an active member of the Gamma Rho House Corporation and assists with the placement of the Chapter’s Insurance program. He has also been a member of the Risk Management Foundation Board of Directors since 2015.
Williams graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 1991. During his career he has provided claim investigation and resolution services for commercial and complex risks throughout Canada and the United States. He has managed several offices while remaining resident in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has attained the distinction of a Fellowship Insurance Professional from the Insurance Institute of Canada, holds a Certificate in Environmental Management and has completed courses in Risk Management. Currently he is a partner in the firm of AMG Claims Inc. serving as President of the company. Within the Fraternity he is an active member of the Gamma Rho House Corporation and assists with the placement of the Chapter’s Insurance program. He has served on the RMF Board since 2015 and the CHI Board since its inception in 2017.
Brother Cummings graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Commerce and Business Administration. While an undergraduate, Cummings was Magister and assistant to the Director of the annual Sigma Chi Derby. Since graduation, he has been an active member of the South Alabama Alumni Chapter and a treasurer of the local House Corporation, and was instrumental in the construction of the existing Eta Epsilon Chapter House on the University of South Alabama campus. He was also a group leader in the Capital Campaign for the Iota Iota Chapter House recently constructed at UA.

 

After graduation Cummings was employed by the Merchant’s National Bank of Mobile in its Officer Training Program. After two years he left to join the family business, Cummings Realty Corp., which specializes in commercial income property development, leasing and management. He currently serves as President of the Company. He is past President of the Mobile Commercial Real Estate Exchange Club, and served on numerous committees serving the interests of commercial Realtors dealing with City, State and Federal issues. He is a past member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, a past member of a fundraising leadership class for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and is a lifelong member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church.

 

Cummings is the Past President of Mobile County Wildlife & Conservation Association, and is involved in numerous other wildlife conservation and habitat protection organizations and efforts. He is married, with three married children, and four grandchildren. He was a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama until recently moving to Fairhope, Alabama.
Brother Colton graduated from the University of Arizona. He was a member of the Beta Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi where he served as Consul during his junior year. He began his Real Estate career in San Diego working in a beginning position for AVCO Community Developers. He joined The Irvine Company in 1973 where he learned project management on the Irvine Ranch.

 

In 1976, Colton joined DAON, a Vancouver based real estate developer. He worked for Daon or one of its affiliates until 1991. During that period, he managed more than $300MM of Southern California property for DAON in a variety of roles. His main job was to purchase, entitle, develop, and sell entitled and finished lots to merchant builders. Between 1985 and 1990, Colton was a project manager for Rielly Homes, a homebuilding offshoot of DAON.
Between 1998 and 2007 he worked for Playa Capital, LLC and Standard Pacific Homes at Playa Vista, a major urban planned community in Los Angeles, CA. Playa Vista is a mixed-use project with a focus on commercial and high intensity residential uses. Brother Colton designed and built 4- and 5-story residential buildings over subterranean parking as apartments or condominiums.

 

In 2007, he retired to Tucson, AZ. He joined the Beta Phi Housing Corporation in 2008. His main achievement as President of the Housing Corporation has been to design, permit, and construct a new chapter house, which opened in 2014.
Brother Tipton is the Georgia Regional President of IBERIABANK and co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Georgia Commerce Bank (which was acquired by IBERIABANK in 2015). Tipton earned his Bachelor of Science from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1978, and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Baylor University in 1981.

 

Before joining IBERIABANK, Tipton held senior positions with First Union Corporation (which merged with Wachovia Corporation in 2001), including executive vice president and head of commercial banking for First Union National Bank of Georgia. Prior to that, he served as group president for the bank’s North Atlanta region. Tipton began his banking career with Texas Commerce Bank in Houston in 1981.

 

A proud Tulane alumnus, Tipton is a member of the Tulane Board of Trustees and an emeritus member of the Tulane Fund Advisory Board. He is a past member of the Tulane Athletics Advisory Council; his 30-Year and 35-Year Annual Fund Reunion Committee; Alumni Admissions Committee; Alumni Council Careers Committee; Tulane Alumni Association Board of Directors; and the Tulane Athletics Fund Advisory Board.

 

Tipton serves on the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, where he was a three-time past board chair. Additionally, he is a member of the Georgia Tennis Foundation board, the Skyland Trail board, and the Carter Center Board of Councilors. He and his wife Diana live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fiore is a serial entrepreneur with Consulting and Senior Leadership experience in multiple industries. Prior to taking his role with the Foundation, he served as Managing Partner at Franklin Properties and President/Founder of Verona Management where he led a team focused on Real Estate Development and Property Management for over 3 million square feet of residential and commercial property. Joe also held the role of Business Development Manager for Hilti North America where he focused on construction and life safety within the Healthcare Market. Joe comes to the Foundation with an Undergraduate Degree from Bradley University, a MBA from North Central College and over 500 hours of additional Leadership Training. Joe holds a Community Association Managers (CAM) License allowing him to advise Homeowners Associations on budgeting, safety and legalities.

As Managing Director, Joe supports the Board of Directors of the Constantine Housing Initiative (CHI)and the Risk Management Foundation (RMF) to provide longstanding and sustainable housing solutions for the Sigma Chi Fraternity. As an undergraduate, Joe held 5 positions within the Chapter Leadership, including Consul and Pro-Consul.  Joe continues to stay deeply involved with Sigma Chi as an alumnus and now staff member.

Davidson was hired in 2004 to lead the Risk Management Foundation (RMF) as Managing Director after earning a Master’s degree in Public Service Administration from DePaul University. He was named Executive Director in 2011, prior to the organization’s 25th anniversary in 2013. As Executive Director, Davidson is committed to higher education and non-profit endeavors, supporting new and innovative risk management education for undergraduate students and alumni volunteers across the continent.

As COO, Davidson supports the Board of Directors for multiple organizations including RMF, Constantine Housing Initiative (CHI), and the Nazarene Higher Education Risk Management Consortium (NHERMC). With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, he oversees both litigation and claims management as well as loss control and prevention orders.

Davidson is also in his 10th year as Secretary and Director of the James R. Favor & Company (JRFCO) Board, responsible for the company’s bylaws; and rules, policies, and procedures. JRFCO, insurance brokers and risk management consultants, has been the exclusive provider for Lloyd’s of London insurance products for fraternities and sororities since 1985. He has been involved with the Sigma Chi Fraternity in a number of staff and volunteer capacities, including service as the Headquarters VP of Operations from 1998-2003. Davidson has earned the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations from The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

Justin majored in political science and psychology. In college, he participated in the McConnell Scholars Program, interned in Washington, D.C., and served as student body president during his senior year. After graduation, Justin joined the Chapter Support team at SIgma Chi Headquarters where he spent three consulting with chapters, serving on multiple fraternity committees, and handling administrative duties in Evanston. Justin joined the RMF team in August 2015, with primary duties focused on property claims, the Constantine Housing Initiative, educating undergraduate chapters, and supporting the Executive Director in day-to-day operations. Brandt has earned designations as a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) from The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

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