Brandon Boehme ’86
Delta Tau Delta Still Important to Brandon Boehme ’86
More Than 30 Years Later
Many brothers, including Brandon Boehme ’86, reflect on their decision to join Delta Tau Delta as one of the best decisions they have ever made. “I joined the Delts because I wanted to be involved in what was going on at UT, and the fraternity seemed to be the best vehicle for getting into the social scene,” Brandon says. “Most of the guys from my high school were Delts and I really never considered any other fraternities. I have never regretted my time at the Shelter or the friendships I started there. Being part of Gamma Iota has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.”
Brandon was a zealous member from the start and desired to become a leader in Gamma Iota. He served as pledge class social chairman, along with Bill Cox ’86, and they both went on to serve as chapter social chairman. Later on, Brandon was elected as alumni relations chairman and vice president. Brandon’s remarkable leadership allowed him to branch out and form valuable connections with brothers, many of which have remained intact to this day. “I may not see or talk to a lot of the guys for years at a time, but once we cross paths again, we pick right up where we left off. I am always amazed at how some of the wildest, most irresponsible human beings I have ever been around, myself included, turned out to be doctors, surgeons, lawyers, entrepreneurs, business owners, and highly skilled employees doing incredible work across the U.S. and abroad.”
A loyal Longhorn, Brandon makes it a goal to visit UT a few times each year for football games, spending time with family and relatives, and stopping by the Shelter to interact with the active brothers. He says, “I wish more Delts would get involved with supporting our chapter and giving back to the young men who are there now. I look around campus and see how so many other fraternities have new, state-of-the-art houses, and I want the Delts to stay competitive so they will be around for generations to come.”
After graduating from UT, Brandon attended law school at Baylor and worked as an attorney at Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff, and Miller in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1989, where he practiced for 25 years before retiring in 2013. He has lived and practiced in Fort Worth ever since. “While Austin is a wonderful place, where all my family still lives, I could not have picked a better place to call ‘home’ than Fort Worth,” he says.
Brandon and his wife, Cindy, who is a Texas Tech University graduate, enjoy being active in the Fort Worth community. “Like so many of my Delt brothers, I married way above myself,” Brandon says. “Cindy was in retail for many years and even had her own store for a while, but the last couple of years she has been a flight attendant for American Airlines, which has also greatly increased our travel adventures. We have no children, but it has allowed us to pour into the lives of hundreds of children in Brazil and around the world through our non-profit, so we consider ourselves to be the parents of them all!”
Although Brandon no longer practices law, he continues to consult and mentor young attorneys. Brandon and Cindy spend a lot of time in Brazil and Ecuador, where they have a second home. “I make sure I am always in Texas November through February for quail season, and I have a couple of German shorthair pointers I like to chase all over West Texas,” Brandon jokes. “The rest of my time is spent with other men who lift me up and encourage me to keep pursuing Christ. I want to help as many people as I can to be the best they can be, and find the happiness and peace I have found in pursuing a life of service to others.” You can contact Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org.