OUR CHAPTER


Welcome to the Alpha Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi! Explore our website to see more about our professional development, service, and more. Please reach out to our Senior Vice President Amanda Hosier at amanda.hosier@drake.edu with interest in joining or collaborative opportunities!


Our Mission
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.


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Alpha Iota Events

  • Professional
    ​Tours of businesses in different cities
    Guest speakers from varying industries
    Networking Dinners with professionals around the Des Moines are
  • Service
    Animal Rescue League apple making​
    Packing meals for the hungry at Meals from the Heartland
    Making meals at the Ronald McDonald House
    Stocking the shelves at Bidwell Food Pantry
  • Social
    ​Trading Gifts at Holiday Parties
    Solving a case at Murder Mystery Nights
    Getting to know each other on a new level at brotherhood retreats
  • Fundraising
    ​CSC event staff for Iowa State
    Wells Fargo cleanup events
    Food fundraisers
    Campus Fundraisers

Meet the Executive Council

Katelyn Mardis

Chapter President

  • Major: Accounting and Music
  • Graduation Date: May 2022
  • Hometown: Waukee, IA
  • Career Goals: Following graduation, I will be working at a CPA firm out in West Des Moines. I would love to eventually pursue an accounting career in the entertainment industry, combining my business skills and my passion for music.

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Mary Vander Velden

Senior Vice President

  • Major: Marketing and Minor in Advertising
  • Graduation Date: May 2023
  • Hometown: Waukon, IA
  • Career Goals: Creative director or content creator of marketing content for a large corporation.

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Lexi Hanna

Vice President Pledge Education

  • Major: Actuarial Science, Data Analytics, and Mathematics
  • Graduation Date: May 2023
  • Hometown: Bloomington, IL
  • Career Goals: I would love to use my actuarial skills in a non-profit setting to make a difference in the world.

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Kylie Ellis

Vice President Finance

  • Major: Marketing, Accounting, and a Concentration in Law and Business
  • Graduation Date: May 2023
  • Hometown: Norman, OK
  • Career Goals: Graduate, go to law school and become either a criminal defense attorney or a lawyer for a big business.

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Katie Suh

Vice President Chapter Operations

  • Major: Actuarial Science 
  • Graduation Date: December 2021
  • Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
  • Career Goals: I would like to get my ASA and FSA credentials to work in the actuarial science field at a company that gives back to the community. I want to use my skills in applied mathematics to bring financial security to underprivileged people.

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GRANT HAAPALA

Vice President Professional Activities

  • Major: Business Management and Marketing
  • Graduation Date: May 2023
  • Hometown: Dassel, MN
  • Career Goals: My career goals include continuing to grow as a young professional businessman and to one-day potentially either own my own company, being part of a marketing research team, or being a marketing manager. 

KYLIE ELLIS

Vice President Community Service

  • Major: Marketing, Accounting, and a Concentration in Law and Business
  • Graduation Date: May 2023
  • Hometown: Norman, OK
  • Career Goals: Graduate, go to law school and become either a criminal defense attorney or a lawyer for a big business.

Kelsey Resa

Vice President Alumni Relations

  • Major: International Business and Marketing
  • Graduation Date: May 2022
  • Hometown: Liberty, MO
  • Career Goals: After graduation, I plan to pursue a master's degree in Global Marketing. I want to work with an international company, working in digital marketing. 

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KATELYN MARDIS

Chancellor

  • Major: Accounting and Music
  • Graduation Date: May 2022
  • Hometown: Waukee, IA
  • Career Goals: Become a CPA and possibly go into Production Accounting (being the accountant on sets of movies/shows)!

Mike Corriere
Webmaster

  • Major: Information Systems
  • Graduation Date: May 2023
  • Hometown: Clarksville, MD
  • Career Goals: After gaining proficiencies in skills needed for my field, I would like to apply them to technology side of business whether it is hardware of software side in the business world wherever that may be. I would love to work alongside experts in my area to consistently grow throughout my career as well as collaborate with others to find solutions to technical problems.

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Olivia Cantrell

Social Chair

  • Major: Marketing
  • Graduation Date: May 2022
  • Hometown: Verona, Wisconsin
  • Career Goals: After graduation I will pursue a career in performing arts marketing for a symphony orchestra. I hope to combine my knowledge of marketing and passion for the performing arts to help make the classical music more accessible to people all over the United States.

Suzy Brewer

Fundraising Chair

  • Major: Business studies
  • Graduation Date: May 2024 
  • Hometown: Johnston, IA
  • Career Goals: Continue to grow my professional business skills and potentially plan events for companies. 

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GRANT HAAPAL

Corporate Sponsorship Chair

  • Major: Business Management and Marketing
  • Graduation Date: May 2022
  • Hometown:​​​​​​​ Dassel, MN
  • Career Goals: My career goals include continuing to grow as a young professional businessman and to one-day potentially either own my own company, being part of a marketing research team, or being a marketing manager. 

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Kate McCoy
Vice President Scholarship and Awards

  • Major:  Actuarial Science and Data Analytics
  • Graduation Date: May 2023
  • Hometown: Omaha, NE
  • Career Goals: After receiving my bachelor's degree, I would like to explore the insurance world as an actuary. I want to pass all my exams to become a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. I hope to learn from those I work with to become a well-rounded actuary and build my career. 

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GABBY THOM

PR Chair

Major: Data Analytics and Economics
Graduation Date: May 2021
Hometown: Shakopee, MN
Career Goals: Data Scientist