Spring 2022 Alumni Updates

Lisle Payne '64

Significiant Sig and long time devoted member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Beta Phi Chapter at the University of Arizona, Lisle has been on the Beta Phi Education Foundation Board, and was chair of the Capital Campaign which resulted in our new house for the Chapter in 2016. He was named in the Chapter’s Hall of Honor, Chapter Consul and a member of the Bobcats Honorary Society. In business, Lisle founded the Fox Group in 1967 after graduating from the University of Arizona and receiving a Master’ Degree in Business Administration at UC Berkeley. He was chairman and CEO of the Fox Group of Companies. He served on the Real Estate Investment Committee to the Corporations Commission of California, the Board of Governors for the Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institutes; and as a Chair of the Board of Directors for the California Housing Council. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Lisle and his wife Roslyn live in San Francisco. Their two sons, Matt and Drew also live and work in Northern California.

Josh Child ’02

Josh lives in Milton, Georgia with his wife, Lindsay (Theta @ UA ‘02), and two children, Hudson (10) & Grace (7). He is currently a Vice President at Salesforce. In his free time Josh likes to spend time with his family, golf, and of course, watch UA sports. 

Nick Pierson '05

Nick Pierson ‘05 lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, Kristen (Kappa Kappa Gamma ‘05), and their two children. He is the Senior Associate Director of Development at the University of Arizona Foundation where he connects philanthropic Wildcats and friends in ways that are meaningful. In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with family/friends, traveling, golfing, hiking, grilling and attending/watching all UArizona events.

Tyler Rice '17

Tyler Rice graduated in 2017 with a degree in Finance from Eller College of Management. Originally a Tucson native, Tyler now lives in Scottsdale working for Stryker. He started with Stryker right out of school in July 2017 as a Mako Robotics Product Specialist. After two years, he was promoted to a Senior Mako Robotics Product Specialist. Following this promotion, Tyler began to learn the sales aspect of the business and transitioned into a Replacement Sales Representative role in April 2021. During his time at the university, Tyler was the Consul, Philanthropy Chairman and Ritual Chairman for Beta Phi and in Eller Elite on campus. He states: “ My grandfather is a Beta Phi Sigma Chi from the 1950’s so I grew up with Beta Phi in my family and I wanted to continue that legacy. Beta Phi transformed me into the man I am today. I developed friendships that will last a lifetime. Always remember, Sigma Chi is a lifelong commitment and brotherhood”. Lastly, his best advice for undergraduates is “get involved as much as you can. It’s never too early to start building your resume and growing your network. The learning never stops, reading and learning new skills - outside of the scope of school”.

Matt Senger '17

Matt graduated from the U of A in 2017 with a degree in finance from The Eller College of Management. During his time in the fraternity, Matt was the Social Chair as well as the Leadership & Development Chair for the Beta Phi chapter. On campus, he was a part of Arizona Ambassadors and The Order of the Sage & Silver (Eller). Matt grew up in Dallas and currently lives in Scottdale as a Senior Analyst FP&A at Yelp. However, before he started at Yelp, Matt started out working in investment banks at Goldman Sachs and RBC where he was focused on the controllers and accounting side of investment banking. Matt states: “Beta Phi means holding yourself to a higher standard than other individuals and by doing so, putting yourself in the best possible position to succeed. This success is a product of your Beta Phi brothers around you and the personal responsibility that you apply to yourself. I have seen firsthand that the Beta Phi friendships of all ages go past undergrad and become even stronger after graduation”. 


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