International News Digest
Brentwood, Tenn. (June 29, 2012) - The Grand Council of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International has selected Michael R. Ayalon (EO, SUNY-Buffalo '97) to serve as the seventh Executive Director of the Fraternity.
"Michael has a passion and a vision to make Sigma Pi great," said Grand Sage Christopher R. Brown. "The Grand Council is confident that our brother will be an outstanding administrator, representative and strategist for our fraternity. His selection was the culmination of a very thorough and thoughtful search process. Although there were other impressive candidates, we believe Michael is the right man to guide Sigma Pi to a successful future."
Michael Ayalon is a successful business owner and seasoned executive with a proven track record of growing companies. Most recently, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of an industry leading website design and search engine optimization company on Long Island, New York, with employees all over the world. Prior to that, he was the Director of Finance for a $25M global Cisco Premier Partner with offices in New York City, Amsterdam, and Bangalore. Michael's key accomplishments include identifying and implementing cutting edge technologies to produce better reporting, greater transparency, and more efficiency to these organizations.
As a Sigma Pi volunteer, Michael's role for the last three years has been Province Archon for Northeast Pennsylvania and Long Island, which covers Cornell, Hofstra, Kutztown, East Stroudsburg, and Penn College of Technology. Michael has been instrumental in developing his annual workshops for the entire region at Cornell, which has been attended by nine chapters and has resulted in significant improvement in the region. His work with the Hofstra chapter resulted in the "Most Improved Chapter Award" at the last Convocation.
Michael is a regular speaker at Sigma Pi University and Mid-Year Leadership Conference on topics such as Networking 101, Developing Organizational Framework, Being an Exemplary Sigma Pi and Citizen, and Brotherhood Sustains Us. Michael has also been the President and Founder of the New York City Alumni Club of Sigma Pi, which has been holding monthly events in New York City for alumni dedicated to professional networking that has resulted in jobs and internships for local actives in the Fraternity. Michael has also served as Technology chairman for the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation, in which he helped developed the SPEF website and the Sigma Pi apps on both Android and iPhone.
"I want to say thank you for all the support I have received over the last 3 years as Province Archon from the actives and alumni as well," said Michael. "I would not be in this position today without your help. I look forward to the next chapter in Sigma Pi's history. We have lots of work to do, and I can't wait to share the plan and vision that I have with all our members at Convocation in San Antonio. See you there!"