Zeta Beta Tau Foundation

Welcome new directors, staff

The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation proudly introduces the new dedicated individuals behind the scenes. Our staff and board members are the driving force behind our organization. With diverse backgrounds and expertise, they bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to our mission. Please join us in welcoming these new faces to our team!

New to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Board of Directors

Steven D. Feldman, Omicron (Tufts University) 1992, a lawyer and former federal prosecutor, concentrates his legal practice on securities litigation & enforcement, white-collar defense, investigations, and compliance. He is the co-chair of the White Collar, Investigations and Compliance practice group at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. Before moving to private practice, Brother Feldman spent over six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. During his last four years as a federal criminal prosecutor, he served on the office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. Brother Feldman holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and studied law at Georgetown University Law Center.  Steven lives in New York City with his wife and daughter and actively volunteers with area nonprofit organizations. His son is a Pennsylvania State University student and brother in ZBT’s Alpha Psi Chapter.

Adrian J. Obleton, Mu (University of Georgia) 2017, consultant at Bain & Company, has deep experience in technology across investing, operating, and development. With an MBA from Harvard Business School, Brother Obleton combines business acumen with a passion for technology. At Bain, he is focused on helping the largest tech companies in the world reach their goals. Adrian brings invaluable expertise and a forward-thinking approach to the boardroom, having made contributions to various boards and organizations.

Ronald A. Pardo, Alpha Omicron (University of Arizona) 1988, a Los Angeles native, worked for Citibank’s’ Investment Bank in New York City upon completing his undergraduate studies. After meeting his wife, Julie, he moved back to California in 1991 when he purchased a gift and stationery manufacturing company. Over the next 18 years, he acquired five additional companies and sold what was then renamed The Chatsworth Collection in 2009. After selling the company, Brother Pardo went to work with his father Dr. Nissan Pardo in the health care space when he joined Dynamic Companies, a leader in post-acute care in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas markets where he currently serves as President. Ron is a Past International President of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and current member of the Corporate Governance Committee current President of the Alpha Omicron Building Corporation, Past President of West Los Angeles Little League, Past President of ZBT National Housing, and a current member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors, Anti-Defamation League Westcoast Regional Board and Sinai Temple. Ron and Julie have three sons and a daughter-in-law: Jacob M. Pardo, Theta (University of Pennsylvania) 2018, married Shoshana; Jordan E. Pardo, Alpha Omicron (University of Arizona) 2022, and Matthew I. Pardo, Sigma (Tulane University) 2025.

Jonathan D. Stine, Beta Alpha Theta (University of Colorado Boulder) 2004, is an accomplished attorney with over 15 years of experience specializing in civil litigation and personal injury plaintiff representation. Brother Stine currently serves as a managing partner and civil litigator at The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC in Denver, Colorado, where he resides with his wife, Christina, and his three daughters.  Jonathan is a ZBT double legacy – from his father, Brother Marc D. Stine, Omega (University of Missouri) 1969, and uncle, Brother Alan C. Stine, Omega (University of Missouri) 1964. Beyond his professional and family commitments, Jonathan is dedicated to giving back to his community. He has served as a Chapter Advisor for the Beta Alpha Theta Chapter for the last 10 years, where he shares his knowledge and experiences with the next generation of leaders.

New to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Staff

Sam Locke, Chief Development Officer, is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in fundraising and marketing. Sam holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in political science and another in secondary education from Indiana University – Bloomington, a master of public administration from the University of Wyoming, and a master of divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. Sam has served in senior fundraising roles at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, Hartford International University for Religion & Peace, Indiana Legal Services, and Bethany Theological Seminary. Having raised nearly a half-billion dollars for the organizations he has supported, Sam has led successful fundraising efforts and cultivated lasting relationships with donors and supporters.

Akiba Covitz, Executive Director of INtolerance, has served as the associate dean at Harvard Law School. He also taught undergraduates for many years in fields such as constitutional law and political theory. As a leader in educational technology, Akiba has led business development processes and strategy at numerous start-ups in the ed tech space, including being the founding vice president of edX. He then moved to academic partnerships, where he was the senior vice president for strategic relationships. Akiba holds advanced degrees in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and law from Yale Law School.

Jennie Glinzak, Donor Engagement Manager, is an all-around fundraiser who emphasizes the importance of each step in a donor’s relationship with an organization. She previously held the roles of development officer at the Galapagos Conservancy and manager, donor stewardship at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Jennie earned two bachelor’s degrees in orchestral conducting and music education from Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, followed by a master’s degree in arts management from American University.