Bio


Dave Westol is the founder, owner, and CEO of Limberlost Consulting. 

Dave is an alumnus of Michigan State University and the Detroit College of Law.  His involvement with fraternity/sorority life includes serving as recruitment chair and new member educator for his chapter and Vice President for Communications and President of the MSU Interfraternity Council.  Following his graduation from Michigan State he served five years as a regional volunteer and eight years as a national officer for his fraternity.  He then served for 18 years as Chief Executive Officer of Theta Chi.  He also served as an assistant director of student activities and advisor to fraternities at MSU while attending law school. 

Dave is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and is a member of the Michigan Bar.  He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and received Certified Association Executive status in 1997.

Dave served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Kalamazoo County, Michigan for nine years before becoming CEO of his fraternity.  He served as President of the Fraternity Executives Association from 2002-2003 and has served or continues to serve on the boards of directors for FIPG (Fraternal Information and Programming Group), HazingPrevention.org, Gamma Sigma Alpha, the North American Interfraternal Foundation and the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV).

Dave has made presentations on over 420 campuses and at over 300 national men’s and women’s fraternity and sorority events.  He has nearly twenty national fraternities and sororities as clients for services ranging from board orientation, governance and governing document review, risk management, alumnae/alumni corporation development and chapter membership reviews, of which he has participated in or overseen over 90.

Dave has officiated high school football in Michigan,Pennsylvania and Indiana.  He began his 27th season as a football official in August of 2012 and his seventh as Referee.  He has worked as an official at the D-II and D-III college levels.  He served three years as co-chairman of the Indiana Officials Association football section—the IOA is the largest of over 20 associations in Indiana—and now co-chairs the New Football Officials program.  His officiating crew advanced to the Sectional Final game level in 2011.

Dave was honored with the Gold Medal from the North American Interfraternity Conference for service to the interfraternal community in April of 2012.  He received the Silver Medal from the Conference in 1995.

He has received interfraternal awards from a number of organizations and men’s national fraternities including:

The Jack L. Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors;

The Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors,

The John J. Kuhn Award for Interfraternal Service from Delta Chi Fraternity;

The Edwin L. Heminger Award for Interfraternal Excellence from Delta Tau Delta Fraternity,

The Distinguished Service Award from the Fraternity Executives Association;

The Accolade for Interfraternal Service from Kappa Alpha Order;

The George W. Spasyk Order of Interfraternal Service from Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity;

The Marcia Guenzler Award as an Outstanding Volunteer from the Northeast Greek Leadership Association;

The Order of the Sword & Shield for Distinguished Service from Phi Delta Theta Fraternity;

The Ralph D. Daniel Interfraternity Excellence Award from Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity;

The Jack L. Anson Award for Interfraternity Service from Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity;

The Ronald H. Jury Award for Interfraternal Service from Phi Mu Delta Fraternity;

The Charles V. Loring Award for Interfraternal Service from Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity;

The Durward W. Owen Award for Exceptional and Meritorious Service from Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity;

The Sidney H. Guller Interfraternal Service Award from Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity;

The Special Friend of Sigma Nu from Sigma Nu Fraternity;

The Distinguished Service Award from Theta Chi Fraternity which is the most significant honor in the fraternity.  Dave has also received three Alumni Awards from the Fraternity.

The Richard H. Sudheimer Interfraternal Leadership Award from Triangle Fraternity;

The Harold Riegleman-Maurice Jacobs0n Award for Service to the Interfraternity Community from Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Quick Facts on Dave Westol

  • Dave has made over 6,000 presentations regarding hazing, risk management, motivation, values, ideals, and leadership on over 400 campuses and at over 300 national men’s and women’s fraternity and sorority leadership events.
  • His clients include a number of men's and women's national fraternities and sororities: Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Alpha Order, Pi Alpha Phi, Sigma Beta Rho, Phi Kappa Sigma, Delta Phi Lambda, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Sigma Tau and Chi Upsilon Sigma are among over twenty-five national organizations that have utilized Limberlost Consulting for services ranging from membership reviews to governance structure and constitution/bylaws revisions to strategic planning.
  • Dave has served on the faculty for the Fraternity Executives Association New Executives track for four years, providing perspective and an overview of board/CEO relationships.
  • He has presented, “Hazing On Trial” over 2000 times since 1981
  • He makes weekly presentations to 150+ football officials at Indiana Officials Association (IOA) meetings with his, “Whaddeya Got?” quiz and question format
  • He has officiated high school football for 27 years and has worked as a football official at the NCAA Division II and Division III levels. He served as a co-chairman of the football committee for the IOA which is the largest association of sports officials in Indiana and now serves as a co-chairman of the New Officials class held each summer.