Executive Office

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
Executive Office
125 E. Zeller St. Ste. E
North Liberty, IA 52317-9248

Phone: 319.626.7686
Fax: 319.626.7688

Our Staff

Mary Peterson : Executive Director
Mary Peterson
Executive Director

Mary is an alumna from the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree in Higher Education and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is currently the CEO of the Retail Jewelers Organization and Executive Director of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority.

Mary has held virtually every fraternal leadership position including President. She is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Executive Staff. She is the proud mother of Brother Ben Peterson #64 of the Omicron Chapter and also a proud biological sister of Brother Tim Wightman #64 of Alpha Chapter.

She is also a proud sister of Alpha Phi Fraternity and Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority.

Email: mpeterson@sigmalambdabeta.com
Jose Luis Maldonado : Director of Member Services & Development
Jose Luis Maldonado
Director of Member Services & Development

Brother Jose Luis Maldonado is the Director of Member Services & Development at the Executive Office.  His current responsibilities are to assist with fraternity operations and logistics, as well as provide advisement to the following Regions:

  • Midwest Region
  • Northwest Region
  • Southeast Region
  • East Region
  • South Region

Jose “Discipulo” Maldonado recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration at Binghamton University in the State of New York.  Before being hired as the Director of Membership Services and Development for Sigma Lambda Beta, he served as the Assistant to the Director of Greek Life at Binghamton University where he advised, mentored, and oversaw nearly 50 social and professional fraternity and sorority organizations.  Brother Jose is originally from Willimantic, Connecticut, where he also attended Eastern Connecticut State University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications.  Jose was initiated as a Brother of Sigma Lambda Beta at the Iota Delta Chapter where he served as the  Community Service chair.  His goals and aspirations are to continue to develop the leadership of young college students and to strive to become a University President.

Email: jmaldonado@sigmalambdabeta.com
Phone: 319.626.7686 ext. 2#
Ricardo J. Cortez : Acting Assistant Executive Director
Ricardo J. Cortez
Acting Assistant Executive Director

Ricky is on his third year working for Sigma Lambda Beta’s Executive Office. He’s a technology enthusiast, and even if he doesn’t appear to be one, he is a nerd at heart. When he’s not trying to keep up with the world of technology, or busy helping brothers out, he likes putting his FiveFinger shoes to work with a good game of volleyball. He graduated from the University of Florida in May of 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism and was initiated into the Revolutionary Zeta Beta Chapter on April 7th, 2007. Since that day he’s believed that if he has given Sigma Lambda Beta his everything, he’s not given Sigma Lambda Beta enough.

Email: rcortez@sigmalambdabeta.com
Phone: 319.626.7686 ext. 1#
Christopher R. Maxwell : Director of Member Services & Outreach
Christopher R. Maxwell
Director of Member Services & Outreach

Bro. Christopher Maxwell is the Director of Member Services & Outreach.  He has served in this position for 2 years and is responsible for many of the Executive Office operational duties and assists with the management of the Fraternity.  Some of his duties include developing programming & resources for undergraduates entities, media management & production for the Executive Office & Fraternity at large, and develop business relationships with corporations and other non-profit organizations.  Maxwell communicates with and oversees 56 undergraduate entities and their operations in the following regions:

  • West
  • Southwest
  • Central
  • Northeast

Bro. Maxwell became a member of the Fraternity in Spring 2006 at Rho Chapter, Central Michigan University.  He also graduated from Central Michigan University in 2009 earning his B.S. degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts.  He is very passionate about the advancement of the Fraternal movement, professional development opportunities, and helping fellow Brothers develop genuine & sound relationships within the Brotherhood and in respective campus communities.

Email: cmaxwell@sigmalambdabeta.com
Phone: 319.626.7686 ext. 3#
Katie Schneider : Human Resources & Bookkeeping
Katie Schneider
Human Resources & Bookkeeping

Katie Schneider joined the executive office staff for Sigma Lambda Beta in July 2009. Prior to joining the staff she was employed as a Branch Manager and Second Vice President at a local bank, having worked in the banking industry for 10 years. Katie currently handles the Bookkeeping and Human Resources work for both Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Lambda Gamma and is in the office two days a week. Katie spends her free time with her husband Allen and their children. Katie enjoys having strong ties to the local community she grew up in and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Systems Unlimited Inc.

Email: kschneider@sigmalambdabeta.com
Phone: 319.626.7686 ext. 4#
Monika Cloke : Executive Assistant
Monika Cloke
Executive Assistant

Monika was born and raised in Germany. She comes to us after a varied career path. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in International Business, she traveled to Asia and Poland to teach English and German. At the present she teaches German at Kirkwood Community College in the Continuing Education section. Monika has a grown daughter and lives in Cedar Rapids with her two cats. Her hobbies include traveling and gardening.

Email: mcloke@sigmalambdabeta.com
Phone: 319.626.7686 ext. *#