PresenterPhotoDavid Westol is currently the Principal and Owner of Limberlost Consulting, Inc. in Carmel, Indiana, and former Chief Executive Officer of Theta Chi Fraternity.

Dave is an alumnus of Michigan State University and The Detroit College of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan.  He served as an Assistant Director of Student Activities and an Advisor to Fraternities and the IFC at Michigan State while attending the evening program for law school.  He was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Theta Chi Fraternity and served in that role for 18 years. As a volunteer with Theta Chi served as their National Vice President as a volunteer for 8 years prior to his appointment.

In that time, he addressed the issue of fraternity hazing head on, presented at countless conventions, regional and national conferences and has become one of the most sought-after speakers on the topic of hazing.  In 2007 he founded Limberlost Consulting, Inc. He has served as Principal & Owner since its creation and lists over forty national fraternal organizations as clients.  Many of his consulting projects involved investigations and membership reviews.  David has conducted over 300 hazing investigations during his volunteer, staff, and consulting career.  He has led or overseen 151 membership reviews since 1990.

David served as President of the Fraternity Executives Association from 2002 – 2003.  He was among the initial group of members of the board of directors of AFLV – the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values- and served as Vice Chairman for seven years.  He served on the board of directors of FIPG – the Fraternal Information and Programming Groups and as chairman and as Director of Policy Interpretation from 1995 – 2016.  He was also among the initial group of members of the board of directors of Hazing and served from 2007 – 2011.

He has presented on over 575 campuses in the U.S. and Canada and served as an expert witness in over 20 cases involving national fraternities and sororities.  He has received numerous awards during his career including the Silver and Gold medals from the North American Interfraternity Conference; the Jak L. Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors; the Distinguished Service Award from the Fraternity Executives Association and the Distinguished Service Award from his fraternity, Theta Chi.