Sigma Lambda Beta is governed by a House of Delegates (HOD) that convenes every two years. In between this biennium, the HOD elects an Executive Board of Directors comprised of 5 Directors and 1 Chairman to represent the best interest of the Fraternity at large. Additionally, the HOD elects a Regional Director Caucus comprised of 9 Regional Directors that oversee each region of the Fraternity.
Executive Board of Directors
|Chairman, Bro. Luis Cruz-Rivera
Luis was born and raised in Puerto Rico. At 17 he dropped out of his junior year in the university of PR to join the Army after which he returned for his BS to Prairie View A&M University in TX. There in 1998 he met, joined and was president of the SLB colony. In 2001 Luis was recognized as SLB’s Brother of the Year and received an award at Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Award Conference (HENAAC) which inspired him to remain involved and serve in several non-profit boards over the years. Prior to being Chairman of SLB’s EBOD, he has served SLB as VP CO and VP of Finance; among other roles. Currently he has over 20 years in engineering solution development, consulting, and corporate management in multidisciplinary and complex projects. He has been a serial entrepreneur and for over a decade supported venture capital and hi-tech venture development organizations. After graduate school at Univ. of MN, Stanford, and Goergia Tech, he served as a consultant to the federal government and works as Technical Director and engineering manager at TASC, Inc. Today he supports DHS programs and provides leadership in engineering innovation, strategic planning, and portfolio management.
|Director, Bro. Diego Back
Diego joined Sigma Lambda Beta in the Fall of 1999 at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), in Los Angeles, CA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2002 from LMU. In December of 2005, Diego graduated from Law School and earned his Juris Doctor. In 2008, he earned his first Master of Arts degree in Bioethics, also from LMU. Later in 2010, he earned his second master’s degree, a Master’s of Science in Leadership and Management. Other positions Diego has held within the organization are Regional Director for 5 years, Chairman of the Southern California Alumni Network, and Ritual Education Committee member. He presently resides in Los Angeles and other than being involved with the organization, Diego loves to work out, travel, play soccer, and coach the game of soccer.
|Director, Bro. John Dimas
John Dimas was born in San Antonio, Texas in November 1977. The son of a retired staff sergeant in the Army, he grew up in a small town in Texas with his father and two brothers. After achieving several milestones in Track & Field throughout high school, John attended Prairie View A&M University on a full track scholarship. He majored in Accounting and graduated magna cum laude while competing at the collegiate level in the pole vault, decathlon and the mile. He was a member of the Prairie View A&M University Track Team that won the school their 1st ever South Western Athletic Conference (SWAC) Indoor Track & Field Championship in 1998. He joined Sigma Lambda Beta in the Fall of 1998 and helped to bring Sigma Lambda Beta back to one of two HBCU’s (Historically Black College University’s) in the state of Texas. He was given the line name “Huracan,” symbolizing his accomplishments on the track and in the classroom. Brother Dimas is a previous SLB Board Member serving as the Vice President of Finance from 2004 to 2006. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a MBA from the University of Utah, John has spent the last 13 years moving up corporate latter as an accounting professional. Working for one of the largest private companies in the US, Enterprise Holdings, Inc, (operating the Enterprise, National and Alamo rental car brands), he served as the Houston Regional Controller in their home city and airport operations. Brother Dimas currently is a Controller with US Physical Therapy, Inc., one of the largest publicly-traded, pure-play operators of outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics in the U.S.
Director, Bro. Anthony Mejia
Brother Anthony crossed at the Psi Foundation at the University of South Florida in April. 13th, 2002. He earned a bachelor of science from the College of Engineering in Computer Science at the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Maryland. He is currently serving as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patents and Trademarks Office and is prosecuting patents in various technologically advanced computer fields. Prior to serving on the board, he has served as a chairman for the Mid-Atlantic Alumni Association and is pushing for programs and opportunities to improve Alumni engagement. He presently resides in the D.C. area, and on spare time enjoys watching and playing Football and Basketball, working out, playing video games, and watching movies.
|Director, Bro. Rogelio Monzón
Rogelio Monzon was initiated into Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. on December 7th, 2002 at the Chi Beta Chapter at Arizona State University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics in 2005 and his Masters in Business Administration in 2012 from Arizona State University. He recently accepted the position of Director of Finance for Good Samaritan Hospital in Bakersfield, CA. Previously he worked in the Wealth Management division for Bank of America and as a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial. He is an avid golfer, but admits not being a very good one.
|Director, Bro. Antonio Quevedo
Brother Antonio Quevedo crossed at the University of Texas at Arlington in December 16, 2001. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineer and works in the field of program technical management. Antonio is serving his second term on the Executive Board of Directors and is focusing his efforts on helping developing programs that help us meet our fraternal goals. He resides in the Washington D.C. area where he entertains himself by playing baseball, wakeboarding and snowboarding on his spare time.
Regional Directors Caucus
|Northeast Regional Director, Bro. Matthew “Matty” Ruiz
Brother Matthew attained a B.S in Business, Management and Finance and a Political Science Degree from CUNY Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York. He was initiated into the Brooklyn College Colony, the Omicron Gamma chapter, on September 8th, 2007. Matt has served as president, community service and fundraising chair of the Omicron Gamma chapter. Matt is dedicated to giving back to the community, and selfless acts, as he truly values the Brotherhood’s principle of Community Service.
Matthew lives by the phrase “you can accomplish anything you put your mind to”. Matt currently works at the United Nations as a Meetings Servicing Assistant. Other than being involved in the Fraternity and working full time, in Matt’s spare time he lives for basketball, giving back, and traveling the world.
|East Regional Director, Bro. Maximo Anguiano
Brother Maximo is a native of Lansing, MI and graduate of Grand Valley State University. Maximo possesses a B.A. in English Language and Literature and is a current M.S. candidate in Criminal Justice. He became a member of Sigma Lambda Beta on March 21st 2004. Maximo has previously served on the 2006-2008 International Board of Directors and has contributed to El Iluminador for some time. Maximo’s passions and interests include a variety of cultural related issues, the arts, justice, education, sports, and fitness/wellness. He currently serves as the Director of Residence Life and Student Life at Jackson College, in addition to overseeing Judicial Affairs for the college. Maximo would like to lead the East Region to new heights by re-engaging alumni and providing meaningful programming to inspire undergraduate entities.
|Southeast Regional Director, Bro. Max Sinal
Brother Max joined the brotherhood in spring 2009 at the Revolutionary Zeta Beta chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Incorporated, at the University of Florida. Sinal graduated from UF with a Bachelors in Sport Management and a minor in business. Max is currently the Management Assistant in the management program at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Max also volunteers his free time coaching basketball and flag football at the YMCA.
|Central Regional Director, Bro. David Ayento
Brother David was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago where he attended Gordon Tech High School. He enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Speech Communication. There he was actively involved in the United Greek Council, student committees, and the Kappa Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta. He served two terms as Chapter President, Membership Educator, and lead planner on over 30 cultural and community service programs on campus. He was actively involved with the RBOD serving as the last Undergrad Representative for the region. As an alumnus he most recently served as the Assistant Regional Director of Communications for the Central Region. His plans for the Central Region include increasing operational efficiency, fostering Brother’s professional development, and focusing on Brother’s academics. David graduated from the University of Illinois in December 2008. In 2010 he married his college sweetheart Laura. He currently works for an industrial supply distributor in the Chicago suburbs and is taking courses towards his MBA. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, bike riding, and winning championships in his SLB fantasy football league.
|Midwest Regional Director, Bro. Sherief Elabbady
Brother Sherief is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he attained a degree in Electrical Engineering and minor in Business Management. Sherief was initiated into Sigma Lambda Beta on December 6th, 2007 at the Alpha Beta chapter. Currently, he is a Senior Systems Integration Consultant at Second Generation Consulting group, based out of Minneapolis. As Midwest Regional Director, Sherief will oversee all entities that comprise the Midwest Region.
|South Regional Director, Bro. Juan Eligio, Jr.
Brother Juan joined Sigma Lambda Beta in Spring 2004 at the University of Houston-Downtown – Nu Gamma Chapter. He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Brother Juan has taken on many important roles in the Houston Area. After graduating he became the Director of Alumni Operations for the Houston Alumni Association (HAA) and then moved on to be Chairman of HAA for 3 years. Brother Juan thought it was time to start helping the fraternity on a larger scale and applied for the South Region Director. Currently Brother Juan is on his second term as Regional Director.
|Northwest Regional Director, Bro. Asuncion “Chon” Marquez
Bro. Chon joined Sigma Lambda Beta in 2006 at the University of Washington, Seattle – Phi Beta Chapter. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Studies and Urban Design and Planning. He hopes to start working on his Masters in Urban Design and Planning next year and pursue his PhD short after.
|Southwest Regional Director, Bro. Matthew Sotelo
Brother Matthew became the Southwest Regional Director in January 2013. He attained a B.A. in English Literature from Arizona State University in 2010. He was initiated into the Chi Beta Chapter at ASU on December 2, 2005. Matt has served as the Chi Beta Alumni Advisor and most recently, served as the Director of Operations for the Arizona Alumni Association. Matt currently works for a national non-profit and enjoys helping youth in realizing their potential. Matt’s future plans include going back to school to obtain a Master’s in Post-Secondary and Higher Education.
|West Regional Director, Bro. Richard Giddens
Brother Richard attended the University of California – Santa Cruz and received a B.A. in Business Management Economics with an emphasis in Accounting in 2009. Richard was initiated as a Brother of Sigma Lambda Beta through the Lambda Gamma Chapter on March 10th, 2007. During his undergraduate career, he served as Chapter’s Vice President and twice as Membership Educator. Before being appointed as a Regional Director, he served as the Assistant Regional Director of Operations for the Northern California Region.
Bro. Richard currently resides in San Jose, California where he works as a Tax Consultant for MLP Tax & Financial, in which he is currently pursuing his CPA license. When he isn’t busy at work, Richard loves playing/writing music, working out, cooking and watching sports!