Award Recipient

Eugene M. Julian

Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade

Eugene M. Julian (Beta Epsilon 1963) served as the President of Eastern States Development Company, where he worked for over 37 years. During his career, Mr. Julian managed the acquisition, negotiation, financing, preliminary site plan, civic recordation, site development, and sale of lots in numerous residential communities, shopping centers, commercial and industrial buildings and business parks.  In addition, Mr. Julian led the bidding, project management, and funding, of a heavy, highway and site construction company, Eastern States Construction Company, from 1969-2000. Gene has served as an officer and/or director in Benchmark Builders, Eastern States Leasing, Sentinel Self Storage and Tire Sales and Service.

Prior to Mr. Julian’s career in construction and real estate development, he was an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, having served in the Republic of South Vietnam.

Gene is a past officer and board member of the Delaware Contractors Association, Delaware Utility Contractors Association, St. Mark’s High School, Ursuline Academy, Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington, and Catholic Charities of Delaware.  He also served on the boards of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Delaware Advisory Board and the Delaware Red Cross. He is an active member of Legatus and the Lincoln Club of Delaware.

Gene graduated from the University of Delaware in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. While there, he was proud to serve as the Number I at Beta Epsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Order. He has served on the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation Board of Trustees and is currently the Preceptor of the James Ward Wood Province Court of Honor.

A Delaware native, Gene lives in Wilmington with his wife, Donna, with whom he raised three daughters and are now the proud grandparents of eight.