Meet Our Advisors

Chapter Advisor 
David Bina '82

David was initiated into the Beta Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi in the spring of 1978. David graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982 with a BS in Business and Public Administration with a major in Marketing. After graduating David had a successful career in computer sales before going to flight school to pursue his dream of becoming an airline pilot. He has been a pilot for the last 34 years and is currently a Captain on the Airbus A320 Family of airplanes for American Airlines. David was the Chapter Advisor for the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Arizona State University for three years and the Assistant Grand Praetor of the Grand Canyon Province for one year. David enjoys snow skiing, cycling, hiking and classic cars.

Cameron Cooke '83

Managing Member Lateral 10, LLC. Cameron Cooke joined Beazer Homes of Arizona in 1998, became Director of Land Acquisition in 1999, and then founded Lateral 10 Land Development, LLC in 2001. Cameron’s professional expertise and knowledge encompass all phases of the development process including risk mitigation, due diligence, land acquisition, finance, land planning, civil engineering, value engineering, construction, and operational management. Mr. Cooke’s emphasis on building effective relationships among city officials, stakeholders, and the development team has produced a legacy of significant and successful projects. Cameron served in the United States Marine Corps as an Attack Helicopter Commander, earning the rank of Captain before completing his service.

Cameron is grateful to be a fourth generation Arizonan.

University of Arizona – BS Business Administration – Finance

Leadership West – Alumni – Past Board Member
Fighter County Partnership – Past Board Member

Dane Denby '12

Dane, originally from Springfield, IL, was proud to be a member of the re-founding effort of the Beta Phi chapter in 2007. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Health and Human Services and a certificate in Entrepreneurship from Eller in 2012. After college, he attended Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and received his Masters of Healthcare Administration in 2014. Immediately following graduation, Dane joined a consulting firm focused on strategic planning for healthcare providers. In 2016, he joined RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health system in New Jersey. Dane has been leading strategic planning efforts at this health system for the past 8 years. In October 2021, his work became fully remote when he and his family moved to Tucson. He currently resides in Oro Valley with his wife and two daughters.

During his time as an undergraduate in Sigma Chi he served as Magister, Scholarship Chair, Social Chair, Province Conference Chairman, among other positions. He also interned at Sigma Chi international headquarters between his junior and senior year of undergraduate studies.


Jim Engel '74

Beta Phi/Arizona and Epsilon Theta/San Jose State 

Retired after a 45 year Regional Sales Management career of industrial products with the last 30 being with Intertape Polymer Group and Berry Global leading world wide manufactures of industrial pressure sensitive adhesive tapes.

Upon graduation served as a Asst Executive  Secretary at Sigma Chi HQ in Evanston for two years and have been active at both the International and local Sigma Chi level as a 15 year member of the Leadership Workshop faculty, Trustee, Chapter Advisor and local alumni chapter President.  Was inducted into the Order of Constantine in 1995

25 year member of Rotary and on the steering committee for Tucson Rotary Classic Car, Scholarship Committee, past member Board of Directors as will as a board member of the Arizona Football Bowl

Outside interests include college and professional sports, fitness, music, traveling

Live in Tucson with my wife Lynn, a U of A Kappa.  Son in law of past Grand Consul Swede Johnson/Beta Phi '50 and Uncle of Marshall Riebe/Beta Phi '2016 

Andrew Kelly '85
Zeta Omicron/NAU and Beta Phi/Arizona

Andy graduated from the U of A College of Science with a degree in Biology with a Chemistry and Physics minor in 1985. After graduation, his path changed to business, he worked in mortgage lending with the Arizona Bank, Great American Savings and Hammond Mortgage Group until 1990. Upon his return from Honolulu, he became a Property Manager for a Class "A" 50,000 sq ft building in Williams Center (Tucson) and handled all daily management, leasing and tenant improvements until 1991. In 1992, he started his career in Self Storage with National Self Storage Management as an Area Manager and worked up the ladder to the Chief Operating Officer of 4th largest privately held storage company in the nation with 92 sites, 200+ employees,  responsible all the storage management along with consulting across the USA including Mexico, he was the Broker of Record for all due diligence acquisitions and sales of storage properties throughout the company including retail, warehouse and mobile Home Parks until the company sale in 2004.

In 2004, he started Sierra Self Storage Consulting and A B Kelly Realty which specializes in self storage management, consulting, expert witness testimony , market demand and financial feasibility studies, due diligence for buyers, sale prep for sellers, partnership disputes, operational audits, asset management for non-performing storage bank assets, training for new owners and employees, marketing plans, building conversions and new ground up sites. He is regularly published in the storage industry magazines of Inside Self Storage and the Mini-Messenger. He has spoken at Storelocal Tradeshows and at the Appraisal Insitute of Arizona (Tucson) on self storage trends. He served for 6 years as an Arizona Self Storage Association Board Member and for 3 years on the New Mexico Self Storage Association as a Board Advisor. He continues to give back through various charity events and organizations in his spare time.

Andy Initiated at NAU 1980 (ZO) and held the positions of Social Chairman, Little Sister Advisor, Assistant Derby Days Chair and Pro Consul before transferring and affiliating with Beta Phi in 1983. He was one of the initial members from Sigma Chi initiated into the Arizona Traditions Committee (1983) . He regularly attends Alumni Rush nights for both Zeta Omicron and Beta Phi, and Alumni Board Meetings for Beta Phi Chapter.

Kelly Smith '86

I was raised in Colorado but desired to attend college out of state and I’m so glad that I did! I don’t recall exactly why I chose the UofA but I vividly remember falling in love with Tucson and the Sonora when attending freshman orientation. Just like ΣΧ it has been a lifetime love.

I was initiated in the fall semester of 1980 and was blessed to be surrounded by some of the finest brothers one could ask for. Brothers who are still central to my life, long after the echo of so many friends have faded away. My academic career at the U was “not worthy” and I returned to Colorado to care for my mother in the final stages of her battle with cancer.

Eventually graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver, I worked in a variety of sales and customer service fields, got married, had two amazing children (a son and a daughter who are my everything) and got divorced. I was given the blessing to raise my daughter, Teagan, on my own through her high school years and to have my adult son, Chandler, living with me during the pandemic.

Fall 2021 saw Chan head off to grad school for his PhD and me making the move to Tucson, the place that still pulled on my heartstrings. Teagan is moving to Tucson in June 2023 and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. I have yet to mention my other love, Jackie. Many of you have met her and a there is no better Akita/Rottweiler mix anywhere. You will find us on a 3-4 mile walk every night throughout downtown, 4th Avenue and on the campus.

I’m living my best life and am, of course, “’m living my best life and am, of course, “Always proud to be…”