In preparation for AEPi’s 105th International Convention in Phoenix, we’re using our weekly Friday PiDay column to feature brothers with a connection to #AEPi105! Register for our Summer Leadership Series or Convention today!
George Weisz (Arizona, 1973) is excited that AEPi’s 105th International Convention is coming to Phoenix. The fifth largest city in the nation, Phoenix continues to grow and offers some of the best amenities to tourists. “Whether you want outdoor activities, major league sports, theater or a great night life, Phoenix caters to all. The vibrant community prides itself on its Western heritage and community members are some of the friendliest you’ll ever meet.” #AEPi105 is being held at the Arizona Biltmore, which is one of the country’s premier resorts. “With a history and service that tops any other hotel, brothers should be excited to go because Phoenix and the Biltmore are breathtaking.” He recommends golfing on one of the Biltmore’s five courses, hiking on the trails behind the hotel or enjoying some of the most diverse and delicious food you’ll ever eat.
In the Phoenix community, George Weisz (Arizona, 1973) has cemented a name for himself in the history of Arizona. Upholding the ideals of Tikkun Olam, Brother Weisz continues to build on a unique background of public and community service as well as business ventures. Brother Weisz served as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor and Special Agent in organized crime intelligence. He is currently the co-owner of two minor league baseball teams that are proud affiliates of the Arizona Diamondbacks, co-owns restaurants with former NBA star Dan Majerle and is Chair of the Board of Scottsdale Community Bank (in organization). His involvement doesn’t stop with the State of Arizona; he serves on the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and fights anti-Semitism with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
“I’ve never stopped working and am fortunate to be involved in many different things. I’m a team guy and have been on a lot of great teams in my life like AEPi. The fraternity was like a second family that helped me make major decisions in my life.”
Realizing that fraternity life is different for everyone, he is happy he found AEPi. “Fraternity experiences are worth it if you make just one life-long friend. I was blessed many times over and my fraternity brothers remain my closest friends to this day, Upsilon Alpha was always my home away from home.” AEPi has taught him to help others less fortunate than him. He is also happy that AEPi brothers have a strong relationship with AIPAC. “AEPi is directly helping to support the survival of Israel and ensure a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.”
To Brother Weisz, leadership in our community is a privilege and responsibility, with integrity as the cornerstone. “It’s important to uphold the highest values every second of every day in all things. The true test of leadership is having people trust your integrity.” To say his life has widely been a success would be an understatement. “My philosophy is: ‘They rise highest who lift as they go.’ I have been fortunate to combine that guidepost with the Spirit of Arizona and the wonderful diversity of our community. I am a very fortunate guy.”