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Proud members in service of our organizations

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.

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Cups of Coffee Weekly

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YEars of Service

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Company Culture Built to Last

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.

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Meet the Team

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

Patrick Alderdice, President and CEO

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:

  • FarmHouse – 2016 Barnes Award for Interfraternalism
  • Delta Chi – 2014 John J. Kuhn Interfraternal Service Award, 2007 Meritorious Service Award
  • Beta Theta Pi – 2014 Interfraternalism Recognition Award
  • North American Interfraternity Conference (NICF) – 2009 Alumni Award of Distinction
  • Phi Kappa Psi– 2008 Ralph “Dud” Daniel Interfraternal Excellence Award
  • Past president of the Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee – the largest political action committee solely focused on higher education issues
  • Annual presenter of “State of Industry Report” at NICF
  • Frequent facilitator at university and national fraternity/sorority conventions:
    • Trends in Student and Greek Housing
    • Greek Fundraising 101
    • 6 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression
  • Fraternity/Sorority Volunteer Institute

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

Bob McKenney, Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President, Bob McKenney is responsible for managing the capital campaign division of Pennington & Company, which consists of 30 consultants leading more than 50 capital campaigns and 25 feasibility studies. Since joining Pennington & Company in 2003, Bob has been the lead consultant for 22 chapters on their capital campaign strategies and feasibility studies, raising more than $60 million.

Prior to joining Pennington & Company, Bob was a program assistant for the University of Kansas Fraternity and Sorority Life. 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 wife, Jen, and 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.

Rod Barleen

Rod Barleen, Executive Vice President

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.

Allison Mazzei

Allison Mazzei, Senior Vice President

Allison Mazzei, a Senior Vice President of alumni relations at Pennington & Company. Her passion for Greek life and strategic communication fuels her in guiding clients -- and in leading a department of 30+ team members. During a decade of work at Pennington, Allison has managed high-level client relationships, furthered company initiatives aimed at employee engagement, and worked closely with executive leadership to ensure that every account receives next-level service. She’s also Pennington’s also our resident hiring manager and always on the lookout for outstanding individuals to join our team.

Away from work, you’ll find Allison spending time with her husband and two daughters, planning her next travel adventure or enjoying the eclectic vibes of her hometown and Pennington’s headquarters, Lawrence, Kansas.

Aaron Forehand

Aaron Forehand, Senior Vice President

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 a Senior Vice President. He has worked on over 25 pre-campaign feasibility studies, coordinated 20 capital campaigns raising $25 million, and worked on two national campaigns. Aaron has helped secure one of the largest gifts to a Greek campaign to date ($1,250,000).

Aaron grew up in Fort Collins, CO and now resides in Sherman Oaks, CA with his wife, Mandi and his two daughters. In his free time, Aaron enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, playing backgammon, and is on a mission to watch a major league baseball game in every stadium in America.

Holly Neth

Holly Neth, Senior Vice President

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.

Jennifer Goodman

Jennifer Goodman, Senior Vice President

Jennifer Goodman is a Senior Vice President who works with fraternities, sororities, and private schools to communicate with their constituents, cultivate their donors, and raise money to accomplish their goals. Jennifer knows that strategic communication is the lifeblood of any non-profit and uses her skill-set to create raving fans out of her clients.

Since joining Pennington & Company in 2006, Jennifer has managed high-level client accounts, cultivated new client relationships as part of the sales team, used her strategic thinking to create streamlined processes for the department, and helped develop the department into the 30+ member team it is today.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in English. Away from work, Jennifer enjoys time with her husband and two daughters. She’s also an avid water and snow skier and has a passion for all animals.