We are a Kansas-based team enthusiastically raising expectations for Chapters all over the United States. Since our founding in 1993, we have continued to search for a better way to help the fraternity/sorority community, our customers and our fellow co-workers grow.
Talk to any Pennington employee, and you will often hear them refer to our family atmosphere. We promote a culture of excellence, but make sure we provide ample opportunities for personal growth and plenty of time for fun. We measure fun on a regular basis, making sure the PFI (Pennington Fun Index) is always in the green.
Members of the Pennington team are motivated self-starters committed to delivering superior service, creating high quality products and developing strong relationships with our clients and our colleagues. We encourage our employees to live out our core values daily, because We CARE.
Patrick Alderdice started at Pennington & Company in 1996 and was named President and CEO in 1999. Since then, Pennington has grown from six employees and eight clients to the premiere Greek fundraising firm in the nation, with over 85 employees spanning every US time zone and clients representing over 60 national fraternities/sororities on 135+ college campuses. In 2016, Pennington celebrated over half a billion dollars raised for Greek life.
Prior to joining Pennington, Patrick served the Delta Chi Fraternity as a leadership consultant, director of chapter development, director of chapter services, and for the last 18 years has been on the Alumni Board of Trustees for ΔΧ’s Kansas Chapter. Patrick has been recognized as a thought leader within the Greek world. His honors and activities include:
Outside of Pennington, Patrick puts his adventurous nature to use mountain climbing, having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Rainier, Everest Basecamp, and Torres Del Paine (Patagonia). He resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with his family.
Bob McKenney started at Pennington & Company in 2003 and was named President in 2019. Beginning in 2009, Bob was responsible for managing the capital campaign division of Pennington & Company, which consists of 30 consultants leading more than 50 capital campaigns and 40 feasibility studies each year. During his tenure he consulted three national fraternity foundations, presented on numerous campuses and at fraternity conventions, and led more than 20 chapter campaigns, raising more than $60 million.
Prior to joining Pennington & Company, Bob was the Program Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Kansas. His responsibilities included advising the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association executive officers, coordinating programs in areas such as community service, goal-setting and retreats, new member education, and leadership development.
Bob is a graduate of KU with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He lives in Fredonia, Kansas with his two children. Bob is a board member of the Fredonia Child Care Center and has served the city as mayor since 2014. Additionally, he is actively involved with LeaderShape and serves as a co-lead facilitator. He enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling and rooting for the Jayhawks.
As Executive Vice President, Rod oversees the alumni communications department at Pennington & Co. He also and works closely with the firm’s consultants to ensure that the company’s services and counsel are tailored to meet the needs of each organization. He regularly presents to housing corporations and volunteers across the country, helping them strategically plan for and execute their fundraising and communications campaigns.
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Rod gained extensive fundraising and marketing experience while working within the athletic departments of the University of Kansas and the University of Maryland. At both institutions, he was responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with individual and corporate donors.
Rod is an initiate of the Kansas Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. While holding many leadership positions within the Chapter, his undergraduate experience was highlighted by a $3 million renovation of the chapter house. This experience unlocked his passion for fundraising and was a catalyst for his professional career in development. As an alumnus, Rod has been recognized for his volunteer efforts by the KU Greek Life office with the Outstanding Alumni Service award as well as by his chapter as a recipient of its Distinguished Alumnus Award.
He and his wife Angela reside in Leawood, Kansas with their two young children.
Tony graduated from Wabash College in 2004, with a B.A. in English and a Business Area Concentration and recently finished his MBA at Washington University in St. Louis. Tony started his career as a Delta Tau Delta Chapter Consultant and visited over 40 college campuses. He also helped recolonize Delt chapters at Georgia Southern and Arizona State.
Currently residing in Kansas City, Missouri, Tony enjoys eating lots of BBQ. He is an avid fan of the Kansas City Royals, and he and his friends plan a yearly trip to visit new baseball parks all over the country. One of his other hobbies is keeping a dream list, and at the top of his list is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with his wife, Lauren.
Aaron graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in interdisciplinary anthropology with an emphasis in business. Aaron started his career as a Delta Tau Delta chapter consultant and visited over 55 college campuses in 26 states. He also helped recolonize Delt chapters at Auburn University and Arizona State University.
At Pennington & Company, Aaron is the Executive Vice President of Sales. He has conducted over 25 pre-campaign feasibility studies, coordinated 21 capital campaigns raising over $32 million, and worked on two national campaigns. Aaron has helped secure three seven-figure gifts ($1,000,000, $1,000,000 and $1,250,000) to Greek campaigns.
Aaron grew up in Colorado and now resides in Sherman Oaks, CA with his wife, Mandi and his two daughters. Aaron’s hobbies include traveling, downhill skiing, playing backgammon, and performing magic (ask about the Magic Castle). As a baseball fan, Aaron is on a mission to watch a MLB game in every stadium in America.
As a Senior Vice President of alumni relations, Holly Neth will work with you and your board to help you reach your fundraising and communications goals more effectively.
Holly has personally been involved with her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and knows what it’s like to be a volunteer tugged in many directions. Her passion is to help promote your organization’s mission and help ease the burden of communications and fundraising, and her more than a decade of experience makes her a strong consultant ready to help you reach your goals.
In addition to working with clients, Holly enjoys managing members of the P&C team and helping them fulfill their professional goals and their clients’ goals. Holly also utilizes her strategic thinking skills to solve problems for her colleagues and clients, whether it’s in a spreadsheet, database, or with other management tools.
Holly holds a Bachelor of Science in business marketing from the University of Kansas. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf and running—which allows her to keep up with her busy and active toddler.