2022 June Mag
Self-described as personable and enthusiastic, Beth leads by adhering to the values of the sisterhood and challenges herself to operate and function differently. She uses her valuable life experiences to teach others how to collaborate and how to work with people of different perspectives and views of the world.
Beth Monnin, the 27th National President of Phi Mu Fraternity, 2014-2018 was initiated into the sorority at Rho chapter, Hanover College in 1980. Self-described as personable and enthusiastic, Beth led her organization by adhering to the values of the sisterhood and challenging Phi Mu to operate and function differently through policy governance.
Valuable Life Experience
Beth knows what her own sorority experience has meant in her life, the growth opportunities and support of women who are not just friends, but Sisters who have held her accountable and pushed her to grow and evolve as a person. Sorority life brings valuable experience, in that it teaches members how to collaborate and how to work on initiatives and projects with people of different perspectives and views of the world. Beth believes that ultimately, whether you are a woman entering the workforce, raising children, or chairing a community philanthropic event, this experience becomes invaluable.
In her professional life, Beth has had the amazing opportunity to partner her passion of Greek life with her job at CLC. CLC is the nation’s leading collegiate trademark licensing agency, representing over 700 colleges, universities and other top collegiate brands including Greek organizations in protecting, marketing and managing their brands through a customized and strategic approach focused on each individual client.
While the Greek business is relatively new to CLC, Beth has had the pleasure of working with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. since 2019 and more recently with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. for the past year since the spring of 2021. Through these partnerships Beth has been able to collaborate with Cerese D and the beautiful jewelry options that the business has to offer members of both organizations.
Embodying the lines of her Phi Mu Creed, “Being steadfast in every duty, small or large,” Beth exhibits this mentality at CLC when working with licensed vendors and the national organizations. “My job is to protect and preserve the brands of the clients that I am directly responsible to. Brand loyalty is built upon consistency and quality and the partnerships I have developed with the licensed vendors mean they know that CLC and our partner organizations are holding them responsible for the integrity of the brand. When the licensed vendors produce outstanding product that reflects well upon the national organizations, this is a win-win for all involved.”
Outside of her professional and Phi Mu life, Beth is a member of St. Augustine Church in Minster, Ohio and has served for over 25 years as the Chairwoman of the Miss Oktoberfest Scholarship pageant (held annually in October during Ohio’s second largest Oktoberfest gathering). Beth and her husband of 30 years who was a member of Theta Chi at Purdue University, have 4 adult children.
Beth Monnin feels fortunate and blessed to have had the experiences of her sorority life provide such a strong foundation for all that has followed both personally and professionally. “I love my life-my family and my job in which I am able to extend my passion for the Greek experience and help my clients grow their brands.”