House Corporation Board
Meet the House Corporation
James Loach ’67
“I’m the associate regional director of park operations for the Midwest region of the National Park Service. I joined the House Corporation several years ago and have served as a member of the board, secretary, and now as president. I enjoy working with the young men of Delta Tau Delta. The gentlemen I have had the opportunity to serve with on the House Corporation have been a pleasure to work with as we raised the funds needed to complete the major remodel of Beta Tau, and continue to invest in the Shelter with facility maintenance and improvements in the living quarters, parlor and kitchen. The Board has broadened its focus beyond facility management to include business practices and enhancement of our communications strategy and social media. I live in Omaha and have three daughters: Liz, Anna and Kathleen all graduates of the University of Nebraska and all Sorority alumnae.”
Thomas E. Wolf ’63
“I joined the House Corporation in 1999 and have served as secretary and now treasurer. My father, Arden ’31, brother, John ’61, and sons, Tom ’94 and Alex ’00, are all Delts. My wife of 40 years, Deanna, and I also have one daughter, Katy, who works with us at Platte Valley Bank in North Bend, Nebraska. We have five wonderful grandchildren (and a couple of future Delts). Seeing the excitement and how proud the undergraduates are of their new home has made my time on the board worthwhile.”
“I joined House Corp hoping to try to give back to a place that is so special to me. Some of my closest friends I have today I wouldn’t have if it weren’t for Delt. I want to make sure that opportunity continues for younger generations.” Michael and his wife MaKayla and daughters Madison (3) and Rylie (1) live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Ryan Caldwell ’98
Dean Jenkins ’55
“I am a new House Corporation member. I was asked to participate and gladly accepted the opportunity to give back to Beta Tau. My wife, Sylvia, and I live in Omaha. Our three sons are UNL graduates. Two were Delts and one was a Sigma Alpha. Sylvia is active in her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. We enjoy attending UNL football games and play as much golf as possible. I also stay busy with a small cow/calf operation in Schuyler.”
Byron Stigge ’64
“I joined the board in 2013. As a 1968 graduate of UNL, I feel fortunate to have been a Delt. I am a principal of Bobcat of Omaha, a construction equipment distributor for the Omaha area. I live in Omaha with my wife, Linda. We have five children and 13 grandchildren. I hope to be helpful to Beta Tau in some way.”
Jacob Bachman ’06
“I joined the board in 2012 because of the strong interaction I had with alumni during my undergraduate years and the impact it had on me. I hope to be able to give back to the active members in the same manner. I’m originally from Lincoln but now live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, with my wife, Jolynn. We enjoy remodeling our home, hiking with our goldendoodle, golfing, and traveling to Nebraska for football games.”
Jim Emanuel ’79
“I am the Recruitment Coordinator for Rob-See-Co in Waterloo, Nebraska. The Summer Rush Chairman who never stopped. I find it really enjoyable to assist the undergraduates to improve their operations each year. Our Brotherhood spans the generations, so you will be rewarded if you engage with them in any way possible.
Offer to host a Rush Function in your hometown. Offer to be mentor in your Industry.” Contact Info: robseeco.onmicrosoft.com; c: 402-981-8845 or 402-218-1356 x-603
“I joined the board in 2013 after moving back to Nebraska from Northern California. I really enjoy being connected to the house as an alum. I graduated from UNL in ’95 and served as chapter advisor until ’97. I get a lot out of being connected to the current class of Delts and feel it is important to give back to the house. I live in Gretna and have three kids: Kate (14), Claire (12) and Luke (7). My wife was an AOPi and still has connections to the UNL chapter. I am Nebraska’s K-12 educational representative for Apple, Inc.”
Bob Soukup ’00
I joined the House Corporation in 2009 and worked extensively on the Shelter renovation project. I am an architect at Carlson West Povondra Architects in Omaha where I reside with my wife, Kara, and my two children McKinley and Kyren. We recently moved to an older home built in the 1960s and have been spending much of our free time on DIY home improvement projects.
If you’re interested in joining our board of diverse alumni and helping to ensure the future of Beta Tau, let us know! Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Reach out to any board member for more information on how to get involved.
Please watch this video to see how others involvement has added to their Delta Tau Delta Experience.