Foundation welcomes Karl Brensike to Board of Trustees

Indianapolis, IN – Phi Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to welcome Karl Brensike (Southern Cal ’96) as an elected member of the Board of Trustees.

Brother Brensike brings a wealth of entrepreneur and business experience to a board committed to maintaining a diverse and forward-thinking membership.

He served as president, treasurer, chaplain and recording secretary in his time as an undergraduate member. Upon graduating, Brother Brensike started the software company netHESIVE with three of his Cal Delta brothers, serving as the CEO. netHESIVE merged with Channel Intelligence, Inc. in 2001 before being later acquired by Google in 2013.

Currently, he serves as Managing Partner of Haymaker Minerals and Royalties III, LLC. Brother Brensike is extremely active in the oil & gas community, serving as a board member of the Independent Producer’s Association of America (IPAA), creator of the World Oilman’s Poker Tournament (WOPT), creator of the World Oilman’s Mineral & Royalty Conference (MARC), board member of the World Oilman’s Tennis Tournament (WOTT), board member on the Youth Development Center Roast Committee, board member on the Arms Wide Open poker tournament, and co-host and organizer of the annual A&D SkiFest. Many of these are charitable organizations that have donated millions to worthy causes such as after school literacy programs, adoption services, youth sports initiatives, and the Special Olympics.

“We are grateful to welcome Brother Brensike to the Board,” said Ben Nicol, CEO. “Serving in this capacity combines his passion for giving back to the community, his devotion to Phi Kappa Psi and his longstanding business expertise. His insights will contribute to a group dedicated to ensuring Phi Psi’s success for many years to come.”


Phi Kappa Psi Foundation
The 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Phi Kappa Psi, the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1914 to foster the development of leaders and promote academic excellence in higher education. Today, through contributions from generous donors, these priorities remain with the Foundation funding grants in three key areas benefiting the lives of Phi Psis across the nation: leadership, scholarship and housing.