General Council Member-at-Large
Michael Scarlatelli was appointed to the General Council in 2019 to fulfill an unexpired term until the conclusion of the 2018-2020 biennium. He is a graduate of Kettering University where he was initiated into the Michigan Delta Chapter in 1972 and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1976. As an undergraduate, Mike served as an officer of his chapter and was also active as Student Body Treasurer, Junior Class President, and Student Body President. He later attained a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in Boston in 1983.
Mike began serving on the Michigan Delta House Corporation in 1979 and held the position of Chairman from 1985-1992, during which time he also served as their Chapter Advisory Board Chairman. He was appointed as Sigma North Province President in 1992 and held that position for eight years until his election to the General Council in 2000, then led the Fraternity as its President during the 2004-2006 biennium. After fulfilling his term on the General Council, he was appointed as General Fraternity Warden.
In 2018 Mike received one of the Fraternity’s highest awards, the Legion of Merit, which honors outstanding members of the Fraternity who have made a lifelong commitment to the service of Phi Delta Theta and are a living testimony that Phi Delta Theta is a “Fraternity for Life.” He has attended numerous General Conventions and Fraternity conferences, including the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute and Presidents Leadership Conference and has participated frequently as a faculty member.
Mike was employed by General Motors beginning in 1971 and was with the North American Engineering Group. Prior to his retirement from GM, he managed preproduction build activities, including advance program planning and coordinating all aspects of prototype build activities. His expertise involved project planning, administration, finance, manufacturing, with many years of experience ranging from supervision of 1,200 people to new product design intro to business planning and administration of capital spending.
He served the Boy Scouts of America for 50 years, including roles as District Boy Scout Activities Chairman and Council Training Chairman, as well as Assistant Scoutmaster in his son’s troop. Mike and his son are Eagle Scouts. He also enjoyed coaching his daughter’s basketball and softball teams and is an avid Yankees fan.
Although he grew up in New Jersey, Mike and his wife Elaine are longtime residents of Michigan and have a daughter, Lindsay; and a son Nick, who is a Phi Delt from Michigan State.