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2013 - 2016 Executive Council

Kaye Schendel National President  The National President provides overall guidance to the Sorority and gives directions for all endeavors; supervises the work of all officers. Kaye Schendel is a member of Gamma Phi chapter at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She has served Tri Sigma most recently as the Coordinator of Programming and Assessment and is a Mabel Lee Walton Award recipient. She serves as the Vice President for the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity. Kaye lives in La Crosse, WI, with her husband, David. They share their home with their pug, Rocket. She is employed by Delta Upsilon Fraternity as the Director of Global Initiatives. Golf and reading are two of her favorite hobbies. Email:

Bonnie Rainey
National Treasurer

The National Treasurer works closely with the National President, Executive Director and the National Vice Presidents to set the strategic direction of the entire organization, ensuring that the organization's operations are consistent with the mission, vision, and core values. Executive Council members are charged with having strategic conversations to position Sigma Sigma Sigma for success today and tomorrow. Bonnie was initiated as an Alpha Sigma at the University of Southern Mississippi where she majored in Spanish and Political Science. After obtaining her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Mississippi College School of Law, Bonnie has spent the past 30 years as an estate planning and trust administration professional. She is Managing Director and Regional Trust Executive for U.S. Trust Company, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and is responsible for the fiduciary practice for Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico Region. She has served Tri Sigma as Vice Chairman of the Foundation, Membership Development Coordinator and Risk Management Director. Bonnie currently resides in Dallas, Texas with husband, David O'Dell, MD, and her beloved Sheltie, Mickey.


Elizabeth Hoffert
National Vice President
Elizabeth Wakeman Hoffert previously served on Executive Council from 2004-2007 as Alumnae Vice President. Liz joined Tri Sigma at our Beta Xi chapter at Southeast Missouri State University. She is currently a member of the Phoenix Alumnae Chapter, but has belonged to the St. Louis, Chicago North Shore, and Northern New Jersey Alumnae Chapters. As she moved around the country for her job Tri Sigma sisters have always made her feel welcomed in her new city. She retired in 2010 after 41 ½ years with Insurance Services Office which included 13 different positions and 8 offices. Liz has served our sisterhood in a variety of positions, including serving twice on the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation board for a total of 11 years. She has also held several positions in the Alumnae department, served as Bylaws chairman in 2001 and Convention Secretary in 2004. Liz was awarded the Emily Gates Alumna Achievement Award in 1992 and was recognized as a Woman of Distinction at our 2010 convention. Liz currently lives in Phoenix with her husband Fred and they are enjoying being near their daughter Lynette and their 2 granddaughters. She volunteers several times a month at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance which is the country's first food bank. Travel and cooking are other activities she enjoys.

Allison Swick-Duttine
National Vice President
Allison Swick-Duttine joined the Psi Chapter at Marshall University in 1991. Although currently serving as National Vice President for the third Triennium, she has also served Tri Sigma as Director of Programs and Collegiate Coordinator. She has been employed as the Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh since 1998 where she works daily with fraternity men and sorority women on values and character development. Allison is the Past-President of HazingPrevention.Org and the SUNY Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Association, is a board member for the Northeast Greek Leadership Association and is a frequent volunteer for the Association of Fraternity Advisors. She is the recipient of a 2012 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service and the 2007 Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award. Allison lives in Plattsburgh, NY, with her husband, Matt (a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity). She enjoys books and movies and loves cooking, crafting and antiquing in her spare time. She has spent time each year for the past 10+ years volunteering as a SUNY Plattsburgh Alternative Breaks site leader on a fraternity/sorority trip to The Shack Neighborhood House in her home state of West Virginia.

Courtney Stone
National Vice President
As a proud alumna of the Alpha Psi chapter within the award winning Greek community at Eastern Illinois University, Courtney took advantage of every academic, leadership and service opportunity that Greek life presented to her. It was no surprise that upon graduation she committed herself to providing the same to future groups of women. Courtney has enthusiastically served Tri Sigma in the Collegiate, Membership Development, and Publications departments, but most recently as the Convention and Labyrinth meeting planner, where she earned the distinguishment of Outstanding National Officer Service for the 2010-2013 Triennium. She also found great fulfillment working directly with our collegiate women as the Membership Recruitment advisor at the Beta Alpha chapter at Northern Illinois University (NIU) from 2008-2013, where she was named NIU’s Advisor of the Year 2010 and Tri Sigma’s Advisor of the Year 2011. Professionally, Courtney is a director of marketing and channel management for a technology company outside of Chicago where she resides with her family. She enjoys spending time with her Fox Valley alumnae chapter sisters, golfing, comedy writing, seeing live music, baking, arranging flowers for weddings, and shoe shopping!

Natalie Averette
National Vice President
Natalie began her lifelong commitment to Tri Sigma when she pledged the Gamma Beta chapter at East Carolina University in 1985. During her collegiate days, she was afforded the opportunity to serve in several leadership roles, including dual terms as chapter president. Natalie graduated from ECU in 1989 with a degree (BSBA) in Marketing. After ten years in the insurance industry, Natalie “retired” to a life of professional volunteerism for Sigma, while also raising two incredible boys. Through the years, she has served Tri Sigma in various facets such as Collegiate Extension Chairman, College Panhellenic Assistant, NPC Delegation member and NPC Area Advisor, Awards Director, Housing Corporation President and Chapter Advisor. She has received accolades for Outstanding Advisor (2005) and Outstanding National Officer Service (2007-2010 triennium). Natalie resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, Brent and their two sons, Chandler and Carson. She volunteers at her children’s school, really enjoys traveling, movies and Broadway shows and although a southern girl at heart, loves vacationing in New England.