National Leadership Conference CSU Monterey Bay
July 21, 2018


About the event

Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. invites you to the 2018 National Leadership Conference hosted by the Lambda Chapter at California State University, Monterey Bay on Saturday, July 21st, 2018.

This year we continue to celebrate 30 years of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. We recognize our strong foundation with a multitude of achievements, but we recognize that the road does not end here. We must continue to prepare ourselves for the future. We will focus this year’s conference at building upon our strong foundations to reach new heights.


Is there a required attendance for the chapters?

Yes, there is a 90% chapter membership requirement based on those officers and committee chairs that are required to attend. Those are as follows: chapter presidents, vice-presidents, treasurer & finance/funraising chairs, secretaries, deans & recruitement/rush chairs, academic chairs, alumni chairs, community service chairs, and marketing & PR chairs.

Will there be a fee to the chapters for not meeting the 90% requirement?

Yes, there will be a fee assessed to the chapter, not the brothers, if the 90% requirement is not met. The fee is $65 per member count that doesn’t meet the requirement. For example, if a chapter needs 9 brothers to attend in order to meet the 90% requirement and only 7 register, then the chapter will be charged $130.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please bring paper & pen, or a laptop for notetaking. Laptop use is recommended but not required.

What building is the event taking place at?

The event will be taking place at the UC Ballroom located at 4314 6th Ave, Seaside, CA 93955.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There will be no transportation organized. Please see below for directions. For parking please use the Parking Lot 29, which is located at the south end of campus. Parking for an all-day price of $4 for the whole day. Parking permits are required at all times. Vehicle charging stations are available by the student center in Parking Lot 12.

How can I find carpooling options?

You can download the sRide – Carpooling App. It is an app that helps split the cost of gas. Easy to find rides with people from your company/school/community. All you need to do is post a ride & the app will automatically find the best matches for you.

What is the attire?

Business professional attire.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Can we sell/distribute merchandise during the conference?

No. The focus is for chapter chairs engage in their roles. However, we may have outside vendors sell merchandise.

What is the official conference hashtag?


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update during the day of the event.


Daniel Fuentes

Daniel has nearly 17 years of experience in the student services industry. Currently, he is a program services retention specialist at Gavilan Community College, leading efforts to coordinate and develop academic advising and interpersonal workshops to increase retention in underrepresented student populations. He holds an M.A. in Education in Counseling and Guidance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Fresno State.

Cesar Mejia
Vice President

Cesar has three years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is an engineer tech assistant at California Resources Corporation, reviewing and analyzing well histories and their mechanical states. He is also a program coordinator at California State University, Long Beach, coordinating an undergraduate research and academic program. He has a M.S. in Geology from CSULB and holds a B.S. in Earth Sciences from UCSD.

Edward Yanez

Eddie has nearly two years of experience in the wine and spirits industry. He is a chain division sales representative at Gallo Wine Company, managing and maintaining relationships with key wine retailers. Prior to his current role, he held a variety of internship positions at Grimmway Farms, West Pak Avocado, and a few others. He holds a B.S. in Agricultural Business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Freddy Reyes
Director of Expansion

Outside the organization he’s had experienced worked from working at, Verizon, ASU foundation, and at the moment he’s a project manager for ASU Changemakers. He has been on the Board of Directors for one year, and with the organization for three years. He crossed at the Pi Chapter located at Arizona State University. During his undergraduate experience he held a variety of positions Sergeant at Arms, President, Recruiting chair, and Dean.

Ricky J. Alvarez
Director of Alumni Affairs Intake

Ricky has 12 years of experience in the real estate industry. He is a realtor at J. Rockcliff Realtors, providing consulting and real estate assistant to first time homebuyers and specializes in multi-family income properties. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the California State University, East Bay.

Daniel Muro
Director of Public Relations

Works for one of LA’s top restaurants, Manhattan Beach Post since its inception in 2011. He also does social media work for its parent company, Simms Restaurants. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills in Mass Communication with a Minor in Marketing.

Teodoro Lopez
Director of Marketing

Web & multimedia coordinator at Oxnard Unified High School District, planning, organizing, implementing and maintaining the web services for the district. Prior to his current role, he held a variety of design and web development positions for Playboy TV, Visual Communication Center at CSUN, Universal Musical Group, and a few others. He holds a B.A. in Visual Art from CSUN

Jose Sanchez
Director of Community Affairs

He is a College Bound Coordinator at Variety Boys & Girls Club, providing informational college workshops for parents and members. Prior to his current role, he’s had a number of different roles involving youth development, including special education at Alhambra Unified School District. He holds a B.S. double major in Chicano/Chicana Studies and in Spanish from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Francisco Mendez
Director of Academic Affairs

He has five years of experience in the biomedical sciences research industry. He is a graduate student researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz, conducting and assisting in biomedical sciences research. Before his current role, he was a junior specialist researcher at Partch Lab in UCSC, and a research assistant in UCSD. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the UCSD.

Carlos Garcia
Director of Membership Intake

Carlos has nearly two year of experience in the health industry. He is radiology procedure scheduler-administrative assistant at UCLA Health, overseeing the patient scheduling and providing patients with pre-procedural information for the radiology departments at various UCLA offices. He holds a B.A. in Communications from UCSD.

Randy Reyes
Director of Chapter Development

He has been on the Board of Directors for one year, and with the organization for three years. He crossed at Delta Chapter at California State University Northridge. As an undergraduate, he served as Vice President and Sergeant at Arms. Prior to this position, he assisted the former chapter development director with the development of Pi chapter. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cal State Northridge.

Michael Lopez
Director of Professional Development

Michael has two years of experience in social work and organizational development.  He holds an MSW in social work from the University of Southern California, where he was honored as USC’s first national champion in the sport of Greco Roman Wrestling. He also holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.

Jose A. Rodriguez
Chief of Staff

José has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a senior intermediary presentation producer at Capital Group, providing product presentation development and support for fixed-income investment strategies. He is a graduate of the Riordan Leadership Institute from the Southern California Leadership Network, and holds a B.S. in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego

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