Douglas W. Hanisch
Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade – July 29, 2021
Doug Hanisch is the Commander of the Daniel R. Neal Province, encompassing the Western Empire of Kappa Alpha Order (a term first coined at the 1949 Convention in Pasadena, California).
As a two-term Number I (president) of his chapter, Doug also served as committee chairman for multiple committees, including philanthropy and IFC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. He joined the staff of the National Administrative Office as an Educational and Leadership Consultant in January 2002 and served until May of 2003.
Doug has worked for nearly two decades in the banking industry. He is a Vice President for First Western Trust in Englewood, Colorado. Presently, he is heading a work committee focused on diversity in the work place and recruitment of veterans.
In 2008, then Knight Commander J. Michael Duncan appointed Doug as Neal Province Commander. He restarted the Neal Court of Honor and meaningfully engaged with alumni and Active Chapters in a broad expanse of the nation. He also serves as the chairman of the Sigma Gamma Commission for graduates of the United States Air Force Academy. He served on the Alumni Engagement Task Force from 2015–2017. He is a member of Forever KA, the Loyal Order, and the Crimson & Gold Society.
Doug volunteers for the organization Outdoor Buddies which assists mobility disabled people and at risk youth experience the outdoors and outdoor activities. He lives in his childhood hometown of Evergreen, Colorado, with his wife Cori and two daughters, Avery and Bergen. They love to ski, camp, mountain bike, hunt and kayak.
Awarded by Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III during Session I of the 79th Convention at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.