Meet the 2016-2018 Supreme Governing Council
S.H. Shelley Potter
S.T.B. Laura Miller
S.K.A. Gena Runnion
S.N.V. Anna Buckner
S.M. Missy Pask
From the beginning, strong leadership has been the hallmark of Chi Omega. Our Fraternity is flourishing today because of the untiring efforts and wisdom displayed by Governing Council members over the past century.The Governing Council is directly responsible for policy-making and the governance of Fraternity business. The Council members are dedicated volunteers who work day-to-day with the Executive Headquarters staff, National Consultants, national teams and committees, National Panhellenic Conference delegates, Chi Omega Foundation Board of Trustees, Chi O Creations Board of Trustees and other Chi Omega volunteers.Chi Omega appreciates the commitment to excellence exemplified by these women and looks forward to the next two years of their collective leadership!
Shelley Eubanks Potter
Xi Kappa Chapter at Texas A&M University
Service to Chi Omega: Currently serves as National President of the Chi Omega Fraternity and Vice-President of the Chi Omega Foundation; former chair of the Launch Phase Steering Committee; former National Vice-President; formerNational Secretary for the Fraternity; former National Consultant; former National Panhellenic Conference Delegate; founding member of Xi Kappa Chapter; member of the Dallas Alumnae Chapter; member of The 1895 Society
Professionally, Shelley is President of Potter Architecture. Shelley resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband Jeff.
Laura Shrode Miller
Rho Epsilon Chapter at Texas Christian University
Service to Chi Omega: Currently serves as National Vice-President of Chi Omega Fraternity; former Fraternity National Treasurer; former advisor for Rho Epsilon/TCU; former chair of the National Recruitment Team; member of The 1895 Society
Professionally, Laura is Market President for Liberty Bank. An all TCU family – Laura and her husband, Tod, have two sons, Jay, daughter-in-law, Emily, grandson Jack, and granddaughter Molly Kate. Son Scott and daughter-in law Christal. All are graduates of TCU. She and her family reside in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Gena Staggs Runnion
Psi Chapter at the University of Arkansas
Service to Chi Omega: Currently serves as Fraternity National Secretary; former Nominating Committee; former Scholarship Advisor to Epsilon Lambda at Furman University; Greenville/Spartanburg Alumnae Board Member; former 2009 Firesides Leader; former Convention Team Member since 1992; Served on the Membership Education Task Force & National Recruitment Team; Extension & Educational Visits; Former Executive Headquarters Staff & National Consultant; Regional Director; Fair Play for Chapters Team;
Professionally, Gena was the Director of Greek Life at the University of South Carolina from 1997 to 2008 where she led a community of 33 fraternities and sororities and is currently an Academic Coach at Greenville Technical College. Gena resides in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband Bob, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and their two children Kelly and Lily.
Anna Funderburk Buckner
Alpha Beta Chapter at Auburn University
Service to Chi Omega: Currently serves as the Fraternity National Treasurer and ex-officio member of the Foundation Board of Trustees; former National Vice President on the Governing Council; former Chapter President; former chapter visitor (i.e. national consultant); former Advisor to Omicron Lambda Chapter since 1998; former National Recruitment Team Member for 17 years; former Mary Love Collins Scholar recipient; and former Attorney for NPC’s Something of Value.
Professionally, Anna has her own law firm specializing in taxation, estates and trusts. She resides in Auburn, AL with her husband James Randy “Bo” Buckner, Jr. and their son James Randy “J.R.” Buckner, III.
Missy Ganaway Pask
Sigma Alpha Chapter at Miami University
Service to Chi Omega: Currently serves as National Ritual Officer; former Convention Director (2010, 2012 and 2014); former Convention Leadership Team member; former member of the National Advisory Training Team; former member of the Risk Management Team; former chapter advisor to Mu Lambda; former National Consultant; member of The 1895 Society
Professionally, she currently owns MGP Interiors and Design. Missy is married to John Pask. They have two daughters, MacKenzie, 20, a Chi Omega at Texas A& M University and Morgan (17) a senior in high school. Missy and her family currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.