Erich M. Ploog

Grand Council at Large


Past Grand Offices

Erich M. Ploog

Epsilon-Omicron
University of Houston

Frater Erich Ploog was initiated into Tau Kappa Epsilon in 1989 at the Epsilon-Omicron Chapter (Houston). While there, he served as Prytanis, Hegemon and Recruitment Chairman. He is a graduate of TKE Leadership Academy II and under his tenure as EO Prytanis, he was named a Top Teke and the chapter was also named a Top Teke Chapter in back-to-back years. Erich also served as a facilitator at three TKE Leadership Academies. He is a Life Loyal Teke member, a Founder Society donor to the TKE Foundation and recently served on the Grand Council Finance Committee.

In his professional career, Erich has recently become a serial entrepreneur - running a private management consulting business, managing one of Houston’s leading residential design firms and developing real estate. Previously he spent two decades in management consulting with firms like IBM and Anderson Consulting advising executives at Fortune 100 companies on strategic change initiatives and organizational change management. He brings this unique experience to TKE as well as we look to the future and proactively address change and challenges.

In addition, Erich volunteers with a number of non-profit organizations that address homelessness and the care of LGBTQ youth including Covenant House, Mission of Yahweh, and Legacy Community Health.

Frater Ploog resides in Houston, Texas with his partner, Ben. His personal interests include travel, art, design and real estate.

Jonathan Fitzgerald

Grand Council at Large


Past Grand Offices

Jonathan Fitzgerald

Grand Chapter
Grand Chapter

Upon graduating from Salem State University where he was an all-conference and MVP selection for their Men’s Baseball Program, Jonathan was named the team’s Pitching Coach for the 2003 season. This position was the first of a career exclusively within the field of Athletics. Jonathan has held a number of positions including, Greater Lowell Boys & Girls Club Athletic Director, Owner of The Cage Baseball and Softball Training Facility, a variety of Coaching positions for USA Baseball in Cary, NC, and most recently a 5-year tenure as Director of Athletics for Austin Preparatory School in Reading, MA. In July of 2019, Austin Prep promoted Jonathan to Assistant Headmaster for Enrollment and Athletics.

A few of Jonathan’s greatest professional accomplishments are being named USA Baseball’s Developmental Coach of the Year in 2014, winning a Gold medal at the 2015 PanAm Games and collecting five State Championships at Austin Prep. In 2018, Austin Prep’s Athletic Department received the Boston Globe’s Nason Award in recognition of achieving the highest collective winning percentage of all Catholic co-educational schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Frater Jonathan is a 2016 initiate of the Grand Chapter.