Wayne, NJ resident and President and CEO of ExhibitCraft, Scott Walode, will be a VIP honorary guest speaker in Richmond, Virginia Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at Pi Lambda Phi’s 117th Annual Leadership Convention. Sam Sadler, former Vice President of Student Affairs at The College of William and Mary, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Convention, which will be presented by Mr. Walode following his speech.
With deep roots at The College of William and Mary and Pi Lamda Phi, Walode was asked to present an opening speech for the honoree. Mr. Walode is a former graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Treasurer of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the William and Mary Alumni Association, past House President of Pi Lambda Phi and active member of Pi Lambda Phi and The College of William and Mary Alumni Association.
“I’m excited to come to Virginia and speak about Sam’s accomplishments that earned him the Big Pi honorary lifetime achievement award. He was an integral part of the rich history of The College of William and Mary, and he wholeheartedly deserves the Pi Lambda Phi honor,” says Walode, President and CEO of ExhibitCraft in Wayne, NJ.
In his speech, Walode plans on making note of some memorable achievements of the inductee, including being part of The College of William and Mary community for over 50 years, as well as retiring in 2008 after serving over 41 years as an employee, most recently as Vice President of Student Affairs.
In a bold move to eliminate prejudice and create opportunities for a better life, Pi Lambda Phi created an international network known as The Elimination of Prejudice across 40 college campuses and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Notable Pi Lambda Phi men include Lewis Black, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mark Cuban, Kevin James, Sandy Koufax, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and Pulitzer Prize winning author Herman Wouk.
The 2012 Pi Lambda Phi Annual Conference will take place August 2nd through August 5th, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.
About Phi Lambda Phi
Founded at Yale University in 1895, Pi Lambda Phi (Pilam) was the first non-sectarian fraternity in the United States, accepting men of good character without regard to race or religion. Today, Pilam chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada cultivate communities that promote academics, leadership, social skills, and lifelong fraternal bonds. Pilam men build skills that will help them succeed in their post-graduate endeavors in an environment free from hazing and drug and alcohol abuse.
About the Pi Lambda Phi Convention
Pi Lambda Phi’s Annual Leadership Convention is an opportunity for undergraduate brothers from across North America to come together for leadership development, operational training and brotherhood. Celebrating its 117th year, at their annual convention, the fraternity honors the accomplishments of undergraduate and alumni brothers as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented.
About Scott Walode
Scott Walode is President and CEO of ExhibitCraft, a full-service trade show display manufacturer and trade show management firm located in Wayne, NJ. He graduated from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, in 1980, with a Bachelor of Business Administration as an accounting major, and is the recipient of the prestigious Rafer Johnson Upsilon Achievement Award (1980), as the most outstanding fraternity student in America. Walode is a third generation trade show producer with over 35 years of experience in trade show exhibit fabrication, trade show management and special events planning. He has four children and lives in Wayne, NJ with his wife, Dr. Darlene Walode, a chiropractor in Wayne, NJ.
ExhibitCraft (ExhibitCraftNJ.com) is an award-winning trade show exhibit design, fabrication and management agency, offering customized trade show exhibit displays built in-house at its Wayne, NJ headquarters. ExhibitCraft also customizes a large selection of modular exhibit display systems, such as tabletop displays, portable trade show exhibits, pop up displays, banner stands, fabric displays, panel systems, truss systems and more.