Serves in the role of advisor and historian for the organization, this position is generally extended to individuals with long standing in the chapter who have often held multiple board positions and have been involved in the development and continuation of chapter programs. One can often find past-presidents and founding members in this role.
This position can be looked to as having objective opinions on topics which are weighed against past experiences and long term future results. One generally expects people in this position to help shape ideas and efforts into external actions that keep the chapter within a stable succession along its path to the stated goals and objectives. The availability of experienced individuals to the board which should rotate fresh ideas, provides for the stability of the long view of the past and future with the needed dynamics of new approaches and directions.