JESSICA LEE, National President, was initiated into the Eta Alpha Chapter at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2003. While a student at Lock Haven, she served the fraternity as Vice President of Service, Chapter President, and Northeast District President. Jessica graduated from Lock Haven University in 2008 with Bachelors Degrees in Special and Elementary Education, and afterwards, completed a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with Principal Certification from the University of Texas at Arlington. Professionally, Jessica has worked in Texas as a special education teacher, assistant principal, principal, and currently serves as Director of Curriculum & Instruction for Blooming Grove ISD, a 3A district in Central Texas. In this role, she oversees curriculum, instruction and assessment district wide, as well as all federal programs – special education, section 504, Gifted & Talented Education, Title I, English Learners, and Response to Intervention. Jessica is a life member of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma, and also holds honorary membership in the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, and North Central Districts of Kappa Kappa Psi. Previous to her current role on the National Council, Jessica has also served as a district and national workshop presenter, colony advisor, national committee member, National Vice President for Student Affairs, and National Vice President for Colonization & Membership (now known as Membership & Expansion). In her work with Kappa Kappa Psi, she helped to author The Road to Wisdom National Membership Education Program, as well as The Inner Circle Ritual Education Program. She is also a keynote speaker in Kappa Kappa Psi’s new Leadership Development Program, The Founders’ Circle.
As National President, Jessica presides over the National Fraternity and serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees. That work includes management of the vast array of volunteers and committees that help the Fraternity accomplish its work, supervision of our National Headquarters Staff, and the planning of major Fraternal events, like the upcoming Biennial National Convention in conjunction with our lifelong partners, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority.
Prior to his election to National Council in 2019 as VPSA, BANG CO has served as Chair of the North Central District Alumni Association and President of the North Central District. He also served as the President of the Alpha Zeta Chapter at Indiana University, where he was initiated in 2012 and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. During his time at IU, Bang maintained a high level of involvement on campus, including two years as the Drum Major of the IU Marching Hundred. As a Life Member of the AZ Chapter, Bang also holds Honorary Membership with the Northeast District, Western District, Southeast District, Southwest District, North Central District, and the National Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma.
Professionally, Bang serves as the DC Programs Manager for a local non-profit in Washington, DC called Asian American LEAD (AALEAD). He is most excited about his work as an advocate for low-income and underrepresented AAPI youth in the DMV area. Since his move to the nation’s capital, Bang has enjoyed emerging himself in the community. As an amateur photographer and “foodie”, he has fallen in love with the city’s diverse culture, beautiful architecture, and the amazing local BIPOC-owned eateries.
Outside of his professional life, Bang enjoys spending his time volunteering and getting involved with other organizations. He is particularly proud to serve as the DEI & Community Outreach Director for the DC Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals. Additionally, he also spends his summer as a leadership speaker for the Crossroads Drum Major & Leadership Clinic.
As National Vice President for Membership & Expansion, Bang is directly responsible for expansion, membership education, and policy violation allegations in the fraternity. He is a member of the National Curriculum Committee, and reviews activity submissions for The Road to Wisdom. Bang works collaboratively with the National Chapter and Expansion Education Coordinator to birth new chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi, and works with struggling chapters to help bring them back to active status. In addition to these duties, he oversees the Chapter Field Representative Program, and is responsible for coordinating the National Leadership Conference for student leaders in the fraternity each summer. By vote of a simple majority, Bang will advance to the position of National President at the 2023 National Convention.
EDWARD SAVOY was initiated into the Eta Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania on November 10, 2002. During his time at Eta Alpha, he served a term as Recording Secretary, two terms as Treasurer, and a term as President. Under his leadership as President, the Chapter assembled a successful bid to host a regional Northeast District meeting, implemented plans to host the Chapter’s 30th anniversary, and continued the growth that would see it awarded the John P. Ross Governor’s Cup for Most Improved Chapter in 2006. Ed graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English in 2005.
During his time at Lock Haven and later during his time in graduate school at James Madison University, Ed served three terms on the Northeast District Council. During his first two terms as Secretary/Treasurer, he organized a District-wide fundraiser and wrote a comprehensive fundraising guide – one that is still in use. During his term as President, he wrote a guide for running for District office – also still in use. He was awarded the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award at the 2006 Northeast District Convention and had the privilege of addressing the 2003 Northeast District Convention and the 2005 National Convention as a keynote speaker. He graduated from JMU with an M.A. in English Literature in 2007. As an alumnus, Ed served as the colony advisor for the Mu Nu Chapter at Christopher Newport University. Starting in 2009, he served as a member of the KKPsi Alumni Advisory Committee (known today as the KKPsi-AA Board of Directors) as an Alumnus-At-Large. During his term, he was in charge of writing and publishing The Encore, the newsletter of the KKPsi-AA.
In 2011, Edward was appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors. As Chair, he presided over a structural overhaul of the BOD, instituting the Vice Chair structure in place today, which helped increase Board efficiency. He also helped to oversee the formation and implementation of the Alumni Giving Program, which continues to enable Brothers to contribute monthly to the Fraternity and earn Life Membership credits, and the Scott Stowell Alumni Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding alumni. Additionally, he was the first Board Chair to serve as a non-voting member of the National Council.
In 2017, Edward was elected to the Board of Trustees. During his term, he has served as Board Secretary, taking and distributing minutes for all meetings. He has twice coordinated the “Boh’s Birthday Bash” initiative, which celebrates the birthday of our Guiding Spirit with a one day only discount of Life Membership to $400. In 2018, he served as the colony advisor and installing officer for the Theta Tau Chapter at Fayetteville State University. He also currently serves on the Curriculum Committee.
As National Vice President for Programs, Edward is charged with the promotion of Kappa Kappa Psi’s national programs to its membership and outside community. This includes working with the National Council to strengthen a promotional strategy for national programs, and the development of additional recognition programs for the active membership.
BROTHER TAR-SHAE` RA-JUN ODOM is a non-traditional student and a Spring 2018 initiate of the Zeta Eta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at South Carolina State University. As an active brother of the Zeta Eta Chapter, he currently serves as the Service Chair. Most recently, Tar-Shae` has served the fraternity as the Southeast District President, Zeta Eta Chapter President, and as a member of the National DEIA Task Force. Brother Odom is a 2021 winner of the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement award, the highest award a student of Kappa Kappa Psi can win.
On the South Carolina State University campus, Tar-Shae` serves as Chair of the National Interfraternity Music Council (NIMC), and is an advocate for student activities. Additionally, he is a member of Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity where he served as Chapter President of the Magnificent Mu Chapter, Southern Regional Director twice, and also National Vice President of External Affairs. Serving has played a major role in Tar-Shae’s life. Since high school, he has served as drum major, class president, school vice president, and tennis captain. Brother Odom never runs from the opportunity to serve others, and believes that the act of serving others is what matters most at the end of the day.
Outside of school and serving the band, is a full-time bar manager at the Orangeburg Country Club. He is a proud member of New Bethel Apostolic Church of Dillon, S.C. where he serves as an assistant choir director, and the keyboardist.
ANTHONY FALCONE, National Vice President for Professional Relations, first became an Honorary Member of Kappa Kappa Psi in 1992 at James Madison University (Eta Omicron Chapter) where he also received his B.M.Ed. and M.M. degrees. He currently serves as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where his duties include directing the Cornhusker Marching Band, conducting the Symphonic Band, teaching instrumental arranging, and assisting with the administration of all university bands. Prof. Falcone is also active in the Percussion Studio, teaching lessons, and conducting the Percussion Ensemble. Since 2002 he has served as Chapter Sponsor for the Epsilon Omega Chapter at UNL, and was Midwest District Governor for Kappa Kappa Psi from 2007-2019. He has held previous appointments at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia; and Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Other Honorary Memberships include: Lambda Chapter at the University of Arkansas, The Midwest District, The Midwest District of Tau Beta Sigma, and Life Membership in the National Chapter.
As National Vice President for Professional Relations, Tony serves as a liaison for Kappa Kappa Psi with the college band teaching profession. Along with his counterpart from Tau Beta Sigma, he is also responsible for planning the National Intercollegiate Band at the Biannual National Conventions, overseeing logistics and contributing to the selection of the Guest Conductor and Commissioned Composer with the Board of Trustees. He will also work to support Chapter Sponsors and Directors of Bands and cultivate their relationships with Chapters. The VPPR is appointed by the National President, with approval by the National Council, for a two-year term.
MARCO KRCATOVICH II, from the University of Michigan, was elected the 47th National President of Kappa Kappa Psi at the 50thBiennial Convention in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He presided over the 51st Biennial Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2021. Marco previously served the fraternity as National Vice President for Colonization & Membership (2017-2019), Vice President for Programs (2015-2017), and Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors Chairperson (2013-2015). He currently serves as Immediate Past National President and is a voting member of the Board of Trustees.
Marco joined Kappa Kappa Psi in 2001 at the University of Michigan (Nu chapter) where he graduated with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science in 2005. He has since graduated with an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University. A native of Michigan, Marco now lives in Chicago, Illinois after some time on the East Coast. Marco serves as the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, where he oversees a four-person team that serves as the “information and research hub” for an institution that serves the New Majority of college students (older adults, Veterans, First Generation, full-time employed, and students from a minority race or ethnicity).
ERIC B. MORSON was initiated into Kappa Kappa Psi at The University of Connecticut in April 1987, and graduated with an individualized B.A. in Marketing & Economics. He became an Honorary Member of Tau Beta Sigma in 2004, a Life Member of KKPsi in 1990, of TBS in 2009, and is a Charter Member of KKPsiAA & TBSAA. He was elected to the Board of Trustees at the 2013 National Convention in Springfield, MA, and was honored with the Kappa Kappa Psi A. Frank Martin Award for Fraternity Service in 2014. Eric has served as the Board of Trustees Vice-Chair, as Board Liaison to the KKPsiAA Board of Directors, as National Vice-Chair and Finance Chair of the KKPsiAA Board of Directors, and on the former NAA Board of Directors as its National Membership Chair. He is an Honorary member of the Northeast, Southwest, and Western Districts, and the National Chapter.
He is proud to have created and overseen the launch of the Alumni Giving Program (AGP) and the Scott Stowell Alumni Excellence Award, and to have served as the first colony advisor under our new colonization model. From chapter level through National Leadership, Eric has been consistently involved for more than 30 years, and has attended every National Convention since 1991. He passionately believes that actives and alumni should always feel that they are part of the family that is KKPsi and works tirelessly to that end.
Eric has been in the financial services field for nearly 30 years. His dual approach as a Financial Advisor with Equitable Advisors LLC and as a Tax Advisor with Family Tax Advantage LLC (which he and his father founded in 2002), comprehensively serves his clients in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Far East, and more than 40 states, with many in the NY Metro, Connecticut, and Greater Phoenix areas. His work integrates strategic long term financial planning, risk management, and taxation, while ensuring service remains paramount as he designs cohesive plans for clients’ goals and protection.
Eric is an elected member of the Stamford Board of Representatives (City Council) for the 2017-21 term, representing the 13th District. As a Representative, he serves as Vice Chair of the Public Safety & Health Committee, a member of the Fiscal Committee and the Code of Ethics Revision Committee, and as a Deputy Parliamentarian.
Eric has co-sponsored legislation including a citywide ban on single-use plastic bags, has championed against discrimination, and helps run Government Access TV Channel 79. He holds town hall meetings for his constituents and is actively engaged citywide. Eric also serves on the Stamford Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) Board of Directors, and is a member of CERT. He is a 5-term Past President of the Saw Mill Association, Inc. and now serves as its Liaison to the City of Stamford. Eric was elected to the Democratic City Committee (SDCC) from Stamford’s 13th District in 2014 and 2016, serving until 2018.
Eric played trumpet in the UConn Marching Band & Pep Band, and has been in the UConn Alumni Marching Band (UCAMB) since 1990. He was the UConn Alumni Pep Band Coordinator for 14 years, and is now Vice-Chair of the UCAMB Board of Directors. Eric volunteered as a Drill and Brass Instructor for the Stamford HS Marching Band from 1995-01, watching them grow from 4 to over 100, and become a competitive program. Many of his students became college bandmembers, band directors, and members of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.
Eric runs a D.J. & Karaoke company he founded in 1993 and sings every chance he gets. He and his wife Michele are proud of their son Cameron, a junior at Arizona State University, and their daughter Callie who is also following in the family’s musical footsteps as a junior in the Westhill HS Marching Band. Both play the trumpet, just like their dad.