Brother Richey was initiated into the Pennsylvania Alpha-Zeta Chapter at Penn State University – Main Campus in the fall of 2005. He served as Eminent Archon for two terms and held a position on the University President’s Advisory Council at Penn State. As an undergraduate, he attended John O. Moseley Leadership School and the Quint Province Leadership School, and was selected by the Supreme Council for the inaugural class of SAE’s Inner Circle. He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences from Penn State.
Since graduation, he has consistently continued his service to SAE. Served three terms as the Province Archon for the state of North Carolina (Province Omicron), as Deputy Chairman of the Council of Province Archons during the 2021-2023 biennium, and as President of the Raleigh Alumni Association. In 2021, Joe founded SAE Hunters & Anglers, an affinity group for alumni of SAE who are passionate about the great outdoors. At the time, it was the first alumni association of its kind and has quickly grown to nearly eight hundred members.
Over the years Joe has also served as a Chapter Advisor, Alumni Association Treasurer, Province Deputy Archon, and was a long-time member of the fraternity’s permanent committee on growth – the Expansion Advisory Committee (EAC) – having been appointed by three consecutive Eminent Supreme Archons. He has served numerous times as a faculty member at John O. Moseley Leadership School, DeVotie Ritual Academy, SAE Executives Academy, and several province leadership schools. In 2022, he and two fellow Province Archons established the Tri-Province Leadership School, a biennial event for the chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The event took place in Spartanburg, SC and was attended by nearly one hundred undergraduates and alumni in its first year.
Professionally, Joe serves as Senior Program Manager of Strategy and Transformation at Red Hat, a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM, Inc. with $3.5B in annual revenue. He spends his time managing, directing, and supporting strategic initiatives across the Red Hat enterprise. In the decade prior to that, he worked in management consulting at IBM and later Accenture as Consulting Manager, supporting clients across multiple industries, markets, and geographies. During that time, Joe worked primarily on organizational strategy and transformation, communications, and change management.
Joe lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his three year old son, Jay. He is active in his community as a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and as a youth wrestling coach and official. He is a proud member and officer of his Masonic lodge, Hiram Lodge #40 in Raleigh, NC, founded in the year 1799. He is a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason and an active member of Shriners International, which supports the Shriners Children’s Hospitals.