2018 National Sorority Board Slate


Kelly Lawler

Kelly graduated in 2001 from California State University-Chico with a bachelor's degree in agriculture business. She was a Founding Sister of the Alpha Iota Chapter, served as the National Sigma Alpha Treasurer for two years and is the current National Sigma Alpha President. Kelly is a professional campaign treasurer for political candidates and committees and has owned and operated The KAL Group since May of 2004. She helped found Walden Academy, Glenn Counties first independent charter school and served on the board for 5 years. She lives in central California with her husband and three children.



Christine Phipps

Christine graduated from the University of New Hampshire with two bachelor's degrees in business administration focusing on management and animal science with a focus on equine in 2011. She was the president of the Beta Kappa Chapter. Following graduation, she moved around to continue her riding career and compete her beloved Connemara Thoroughbred mare "Zoe". In the fall of 2013, Christine moved to Southern Pines, NC and has lived there ever since. She currently works at the Carolina Horse Park Foundation, as the development manager, cultivating relationships with corporate and private sponsors and grantors.  



Kate Hadley

Kate graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 2012. She was an active member of the Gamma Chapter where she served on the executive board for two years and is currently serving as the National Sigma Alpha Secretary. After obtaining her master's degree in 2014 in crop and soil science, she loaded up her truck and drove half way across North America to pursue a career as an agronomist in western Canada. Kate currently works in the golden (canola) fields as a Dekalb agronomist for Monsanto in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In her free time, she enjoys playing hockey, curling, shooting sporting clays, and duck hunting with her black lab, Beau.


Development Director

Brianna Shanholtzer

Brianna graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and extension education in 2017 and is currently pursing her master's degree in agricultural education and communication at the University of Florida. She was an active member of the Chi Chapter and is the West Virginia University Alumnae Chapter vice president. 



Outreach Director

Megan O'Connell

Megan graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications and a certificate in special event planning. She served a term as treasurer and two terms as president of the Alpha Phi Chapter. She is currently serving as National Sigma Alpha Treasurer and wishes to expand her talents to more opportunities. Megan moved to Delaware after graduation and is working in public relations for the horticulture industry. In her spare time, she loves to travel and explore.