At the 177th Convention Mr. James (Jim) Platner, Phi Delta, 2010 (University of Mary Washington) was elected as the newest member of the Executive Council. He is the first member of the Phi Delta Chapter to serve as a term member to the EC.
Jim currently serves as Division Chief and Contracting Officer for the Major Surface Acquisition Programs Division at the US Coast Guard HQ in Washington D.C. Before working for the USCG he worked for the Navy, where he recently finished a tour being deployed as a Contracting Officer for the Naval Supply Systems Command in Singapore. Prior to Singapore, he served as an unlimited warrant Procuring Contracting Officer in the Shipbuilding directorate of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. During his career buying ships for the Government he has worked on such programs as the: Columbia Class, Polar Security Cutter, Offshore Patrol Cutter, and the Fast Response Cutter.
While an undergraduate, he served as Archon of the Phi Delta chapter and was involved on campus with activities such as Finance Committee and the Disaster Relief Club. Since graduating he has stayed involved with the UMW Alumni network, serving on the college of arts and sciences Board of Directors and helping to launch the local Fredericksburg alumni network. Currently, he is spearheading fundraising efforts with the Phi Delta alumni association in honor of the chapters 25th anniversary. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Mary Washington.
In his free time he enjoys traveling internationally, scuba diving, cryptocurrencies, and running. One fun fact is that he competed in and finished Ironman Arizona in 2012.
He is a regular at Psi U conventions and his favorite was at Vancouver at the Zeta Zeta in 2009. Originally from Severna Park, MD he currently lives in NE Washington, D.C. and is excited to host the Psi Upsilon brotherhood next year in his adoptive home town for the 178th Convention in July 2022!
Jim Platner with the Phi Delta Undergraduate delegates at the 177th Convention