Location: Seattle, WA – The Finance Team of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc is proud to announce it’s expanding! In the business of providing sound financial operations to the organization, the team is being expanded to a team of 4 members now in order to balance the workload of maintaining efficient service combined with quality customer service. This is the largest roster and also the largest expansion of the finance team since our founding in 1987 and we are excited to see so many people wanting to get involved to further our mission of building a business foundation for the future.
Brother Edwin Correra has accepted his appointment to Director of Finance. In his role, Edwin will be reporting directly to VP of Finance, Taylor Baca and will be
managing the Finance Operations team. The main goal of the Director of Finance in this structure will be to ensure invoicing, collection, and day to day operations are being correctly executed while at the same time, ensuring prompt response to inquiries regarding finances and specifically membership dues.
Brother Edwin crossed in Fall 2002 at University of Houston. He double majored in Accounting and Finance in 2006 and followed that with a Master’s of Science in Accountancy in 2010. Edwin worked in the Oil and Gas industry for nearly 9 years before deciding to pursue a life in business. He currently owns and operates Kreative Photography, 1st Place Awards and Greek Depot. Brother Edwin has plans to pursue a Doctorate of Finance in the near future.
Besides filling the vacant Director of Finance role, the team also expanded with the creation of two new positions which now make up the Finance Operations team. The Office of Finance is pleased to welcome Brothers Johnathan Cedeno and Zia Lohrasbi as the newest members to the Finance team. Both Cedeno and Lohrasbi will assist in the semester financial operations, accounts payable, accounts receivable and handling ad-hoc requests. The goal of the expanded team is to be able to provide quicker, more efficient customer service in regards to finances while increasing our collection rate and implementing the multi-year tax reclassification program initiated last year.
Brother Cedeno crossed into Omega Delta Phi in the Spring of 2011 with the Tau Class at Omicron Chapter – University of Wisconsin – Parkside. During his time as an active brother, he took the positions of Treasurer, Fundraising Chair, and Vice President. He graduated in December 2015 with a double major in Accounting and Business Management, a minor in General business, and a certificate in entrepreneurship. He is currently working as a Mutual Fund accountant for US Bancorp in Milwaukee, WI where his main duty is to produce an adequate Net Asset Value (NAV) for the assigned mutual funds. His desire to get involved while utilizing his talents brought him to the finance team today.
Brother Lohrasbi graduated college in 2017 receiving his degree in business Administration with a concentration in finance. While working towards his undergraduate degree he served Omega Delta Phi Beta-Xi chapter as Standards, Chaplain and Assistant PME, was elected Student Government President and worked regularly with multiple non-profit organizations to better serve his community as a whole. Zia is particularly passionate about serving his community, helping unrepresented minority groups and supporting the arts. Currently Zia works as a project coordinator for Hallmark Cards at their corporate headquarters in Missouri. He is honored to serve Omega Delta Phi as an alumni in this capacity and looks forward to the output of the team in 2017-18.
Regarding the new hires to his team, VP of Finance, Taylor Baca said “I am extremely excited about the additions to my team, each individual brings a different experience that will only enhance the work we do for our Undergraduates. I look forward to seeing how these brothers interact in their positions and I look forward to learning from them as well!”“
About Omega Delta Phi
Omega Delta Phi (www.omegadeltaphi.com) is a multicultural service/social fraternity that aims at graduating its members while giving back to the community. The Fraternity has established itself on over 60 campuses and continues to grow every year. Although founded mainly by Latinos, the Fraternity has traditionally always been open to men of different backgrounds, as demonstrated through its “One Culture, Any Race” philosophy.