On January 7, Brother Warren K. Erdman, Westminster ’81, was presented with the Cornerstone Club Award for his financial support of the Missouri Beta Chapter at Westminster. The award was presented to Brother Erdman by General Council Reporter Jeff Davis and Development Officer Jacob Kingdon.
Brother Erdman is Executive Vice President of Administration & Corporate Affairs at Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico, and Panama. Headquartered in the heart of Kansas City, MO, Kansas City Southern posted a record $2.2 billion in revenue in 2012. Prior to joining KCS in 1997, Brother Erdman served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Christopher S. (Kit) Bond for 10 years.
In addition to his work at Kansas City Southern, Brother Erdman served on the Board of Curators for the University of Missouri system from 2007-2012, where he played an integral role in recruiting and hiring Tim Wolfe, the 23rd president of the four-campus University of Missouri system. He also serves on the board of directors of Dickinson Financial and Bank Midwest, N.A. of Kansas City and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, among many other civic and corporate leadership roles.
The Cornerstone Club Award was created by the General Council in 2009 to honor and recognize those generous alumni who make significant contributions to individual chapters of Phi Delta Theta.
Brother Warren’s commitment to education, politics, and economic growth are just as important as his commitment to Phi Delta Theta. Brother Warren is a shining example of why alumni support is so crucial to the sustainability and growth of the Fraternity.