Foundation Officers

John Sandwell
John Sandwell

John is a retired Broadcast Executive. He and his wife, Judy, live in Evansville, Indiana. They have four children and six grandchildren.

John earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1972 from Fort Hays Kansas State University. He joined Zeta Chapter of Phi Sigma Epsilon in 1969 and held numerous chapter positions as an undergraduate. Upon graduation he was appointed to the National Volunteer Staff as a Chapter Consultant ’72-’73. He also served as Regional Director ’73-’74, National Vice-President ‘74-’78, National President, ’78-’84, Advisory Councilor of Phi Sigma Epsilon ’84-’88, Advisory Councilor of Phi Sigma Phi ’88-present, Acting National President ’04, Phoenix 7 Foundation Trustee ’00-present, President Phoenix 7 foundation ’06-present.

Robert Manikowski

Robert completed his Bachelor of Science in 2008 from Central Michigan University. He was an active member of the Xi chapter from 2006 through 2009. After graduating with a focus on Computer Science Robert started to attend University of Michigan-Dearborn. In 2011 he graduated with a Masters of Engineering Management.

In Fall of 2013 Robert was asked to join the Phoenix 7 Foundation as a trustee.

Robert currently lives in his hometown of Canton, Michigan. He currently works for a company developing a Laboratory Information Management System for a local DNA screening company.

Harry Parker

Harry currently serves on the Phoenix Seven Foundation Board of Trustees as its Treasurer. He enjoys being a volunteer for the Foundation and raising monies for the Dean Rockwell Scholarship Award. He also contributes to the Rockwell Award every year and his current level of giving is the “Apex” level which he achieved in 2013.

As an undergrad at Hillsdale College in Michigan, he joined Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity in 1971 and held a number of leadership positions for the fraternity. After graduating in 1975, he served as a volunteer staff member and officer for Phi Sigma Epsilon and in 1985 served as Phi Sigma Phi’s first National President. He has been a volunteer serving continuously since 1975 in a number of leadership roles for both the Phoenix Seven Foundation and Phi Sigma Phi Fraternity.

He currently resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with his wife Lois. He manages Parker Property Rentals which are local long term rental condominiums.

David Prueher

David was initiated into Phi Sigma Epsilon, Phi Beta Chapter November 6, 1977. He graduated in 1982 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. David currently resides in Appleton, WI and lives with his wife Lynn and 3 cats.

  • Phi Sigma Phi Founder
  • Held every elected and appointed position in Phi Sigma Phi
  • Chapter Consultant Phi Beta and Omega Chapters 1983 -1985
  • Regional Director for Wisconsin/Minnesota Region 1985 - 1987
  • Senior Regional Director 1987 - 1988
  • National Vice President 1988 - 2000
  • National President 2000 - 2004
  • Elected to Advisory Council in 2004
  • National Executive Director 1994 - 2000 and 2009 - 2015
  • National Director of Publications 2009 - present
  • Authored new Phi Sigma Phi Rituals
  • Co-Authored Phi Sigma Phi History with Harry Parker
  • Founder of Phoenix Seven Foundation
  • Secretary of Phoenix Seven Foundation 2002 - 2013
  • Vice-President of Phoenix Seven Foundation 2013 - present
  • 7 - time North-American Interfraternity Conference representative
  • 6 - time Fraternity Executive's Association representative
Mark Helling

Biographical Information for Master Chief Petty Officer Mark P. Helling, USNR, Ret.

Graduate of Irondale Senior High School in New Brighton Minnesota, 1972. Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) from University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1976 and Master of Science Degree (MS) from Emporia State University of Kansas, 1977. Graduate of United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, Class NRC-08, 2005.

Family information includes marriage of 31 years to the former Kate L. Johnson of Golden Valley, Minnesota with three children; Erik, Sean and Claire and black lab Heidi . Residence is in rural Kinnickinnic Township, Wisconsin.

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson associated Lambda Chapter in Ypsilanti Michigan in the fall of 1989. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1997 with a degree in Early Childhood education. He further went on and obtained is Masters Degree from Western Michigan University in 2000.

After Graduating Scott continued his service to Phi Sigma Phi, he became chapter consultant to both Xi and Lambda Chapters. Elected as National Vice President in 1999 and served as National President from 2004-2010. In 2010 was asked to become a member of the Advisory Council and currently serving as the secretary of the Phoenix 7 Foundation.

Scott currently lives in sunny Arizona and teaches kindergarten in the Kyrene School District.

Shawn Head

Shawn Head was an Active Member of the Xi Chapter at Central Michigan University from 2000 to 2005. While an Active Member, he served two terms as the Chapter President.

Shawn has served on the National Staff of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity since 2005. As a member of the National Staff, Shawn has previously served as the Chapter Consultant for the Lambda Chapter, Regional Director of Michigan and Ohio, National Vice President and National President. In 2012, Shawn was appointed to the Advisory Council. Shawn Head also currently serves as the National Director of Risk Management.

Shawn lives with his wife and young daughter in Livonia, Michigan. In addition to serving on the National Staff, Shawn is also a practicing attorney with an office in Livonia, Michigan. His legal practice primarily focuses on the areas of civil litigation and criminal defense.

Troy Jacobsen

Troy "Legs" Jacobsen joined Phi Sigma Phi Omega Chapter in the Spring of 1992. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Management.

Troy joined The National staff of Phi Sigma Phi in the late 90's as a chapter consultant, and later was elected to a Vice President position, in which he served for 13 years.

Currently Troy lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and works for a national commercial food service company in contract sales.