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Ryan O’Rourke Named Executive Director

Thursday, June 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Starks-Corbin




June 30, 2016


Contact: Andrea Starks-Corbin

Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values



Ryan O’Rourke Named Executive Director


FORT COLLINS, CO – The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) is pleased to announce Ryan O’Rourke has been promoted to serve in the position of Executive Director, succeeding the organization’s founding Executive Director, Mark Koepsell. Ryan joined AFLV in 2012 after 7 years as a higher education/student affairs professional. Most recently, Ryan served as the Assistant Executive Director within AFLV.


Ryan shared, “I am humbled to be given this opportunity and am excited to continue collaboratively building an AFLV experience that focuses on the development of fraternity & sorority members, at any and all levels.”


“AFLV is in the right place within its evolution to see new leadership, and there is no doubt Ryan is the right person to lead AFLV now and into the future. The impact he has had within the organization is already well-established, but the sky is the limit moving forward. We should all be enthusiastic to see what lies ahead for AFLV under his leadership,” stated Mark Koepsell, who will serve in an emeritus role within AFLV for the next year in celebration of his 10 years of service to AFLV, and formerly MGCA, as Executive Director.


AFLV Board Chair, Parice Bowser, shared her thoughts about Mark, “We thank Mark and others for their leadership in creating AFLV and taking it from a simple idea to a national organization that has impacted so many members of fraternity & sorority. As Mark continues his work with other organizations, I can only hope they gain as much from him as we have.” Mark remains the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Synergos, Association Management Company, which is co-owned by AFLV. Koepsell states, “While I will always look back at my time with AFLV with great fondness, the outcome of this transition builds more capacity for me to focus on the ever-growing AMC and the other clients we serve. This is a win-win across the board.”


Ryan O’Rourke assumes the role of Executive Director on July 1, 2016 and can continue to be reached at


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The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) exists to stimulate the growth and development of fraternity/sorority councils, chapters, and members by promoting leadership, educational, and values based experiences and resources for student leaders, their advisors, and the larger fraternal market. More information on AFLV can be found at

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