Joshua Marder

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Joshua Marder
Name Joshua Marder
Chapter Alpha Rho
Virginia Tech
Date Inducted Spring 1993
Roll Number ΑΡ 251
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member
Major Marketing, Psychology
Birthdate March 1974
Spouse Britt
Nicknames Josh
Awards Chapter Service Key, Distinguished Service Key

Joshua G. Marder (born March 1974) is an Alumnus and Chapter Service Key Recipient of Alpha Rho Chapter (ΑΡ 251) at Virginia Tech. He is a Distinguished Service Key Recipient and former longtime National Council member.

Early Fraternity Life and Career

Josh chose Virginia Tech for its campus and co-operative education program. He joined Phi Sigma Pi in the spring of 1993, after meeting several brothers on campus and holding a general desire to avoid traditional fraternity life.

Collegiate Years at Alpha Rho Chapter

Josh jumped headlong into Phi Sigma Pi leading the Gamma Initiate Class as President, and building Alpha Rho's first road trip (to Tau's first open Founder's Weekend in April 1993). Over his college years, he participated in the growth of Alpha Rho as Initiation Chair, PR/Inter-Chapter Chair, Alumni Chair, and President. With Alpha Rho's nomination and support, he was on Virgina Tech's Homecoming Court in 1996 running with the off-beat campaign "Just Happy to be Here." In 1996 the chapter awarded him the Chapter Service Key; the award was presented by his little Jeffrey Sugar.

Josh met Britt Martin when she joined Phi Sigma Pi a semester later, and they have been together since. Josh and Britt were married in 1998 in Vienna, Virginia, and had daughter Madeleine in 2005.

Alumni Years to Present

Josh and Britt have both remained active nationally and with Alpha Rho as appropriate and possible. Both have served on Council in different roles, joined the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation, and served on Alpha Rho's Alumni Advisory Board. Josh has said openly that his role models as Ideal Brother are Dr. Todd and Joseph Torchia, whom continuously served in the roles where the organization needed assistance -- whether as named leaders or as role players for Phi Sigma Pi.

National Involvement

Bigs and Littles

Josh's Big Brother is Amy Molnar.

Josh has 2 Active Alumni Little Brothers:

Further Resources

  • Email:

Other Interesting Facts

  • Josh works for Pharmavite, LLC as Sr Brand Manager on the Nature Made vitamins brand. At CPG marketing firms in the past, he has managed or worked on many well-known brands including Country Crock, Ragu, Bertolli, Hunts, Ro*Tel, Chef Boyardee and Sunny Delight.
  • Josh plays competitive tournament and ring game poker. He annually participates in a World Series of Poker event, but has not won it (yet).
  • Josh drinks more coffee than Juan Valdez. His blood is rumored to be permanently caffeinated.

Vice President of Finance
Preceded By
Carlye Buchanan, Alpha Phi
Succeeded By
Matthew Nicoletta, Beta Kappa
National President
Preceded By
James O. Tisdale III, Tau
Succeeded By
Tammy A. Mleziva, Alpha Epsilon
National Secretary
Preceded By
Stephen L. Johnson, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Theta
Succeeded By
Tammy A. Mleziva, Alpha Epsilon