Tim Smith was named Executive Director on December 21, 2018 after an extensive recruitment and interview process. Tim will serve as the Fraternity’s first Executive Director since 2011.
Tim Smith was previously elected International Consul (Chairman, President & CEO) of the Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, Inc., on July 23, 2016 at the Grand Chapter sessions and Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Tim joined the Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity in the Fall of 1993 when he was initiated into the Epsilon Iota Chapter at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. Tim would graduate from RPI in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting Systems and in 1999 with a Master of Business Administration degree specializing in New Product Development.
Tim served the Epsilon Iota Alumni Association as it’s Chancellor from 2000 to 2003 and remained on its board of directors in various roles until 2014, when he was elected to the position of Director Emeritus.
Tim has been active with the National Fraternity since October 2007 when he was elected as the Interim Consul at an impromptu Grand Chapter meeting in Camden, New Jersey. Since then he has served on the Grand Council as an alumnus member-at-large and as a two-time International Tribune (Secretary).
At the annual meeting of the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) in 2018, Tim was unanimously elected to serve on the Governing Council of the NIC as the Fraternity Growth Accelerator representative. Tim was again unanimously reelected in 2019 to serve another one-year term. The NIC Governing Council is the board of directors of the NIC that sets policy and direction for its 64 member fraternal organizations.
Tim was awarded the Michael C.C. Lilienfeld Distinguished Alumnus award at the 2018 Grand Chapter and Convention for his many years of service to the fraternity, especially as Consul from 2016 – 2018. He was also recognized by the TEP Foundation, Inc. with a special award for service to the Foundation in 2018. Lastly, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award for his service to the Fraternity at the 2013 Grand Chapter and Convention in Washington, DC.
Tim served on the Board of Directors of the TEP Foundation, Inc, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the fraternity serving as it’s Secretary from 2013 to 2016.
Tim is also very involved with the Free & Accepted Masons having most recently served as the District Deputy Grand Master of the Albany & Rensselaer-Schenectady Districts within the Grand Lodge of the State of New York from 2014 to 2016. Tim now serves on the Grand Lodge of New York committee for Leadership and Educational Services where he trains future Grand Lodge leadership.
In his spare time Tim enjoys traveling having visited over 50 countries on 5 continents. Tim is an avid Formula One race fan and enjoys watching the Buffalo Bills during the fall football season. On the rare occasion he may get, he enjoys playing pub trivia with his friends and has been nicknamed “El Presidente” for his knowledge of Presidential trivia.
Tim was honored and humbled to be named the Executive Director of ΤΕΦ to help it continue to grow after the organizations recent accomplishments. He looks forward to contributing to the future of the fraternity so that it may continue on for another 108 years.