Retirement Announcement of Steve Nelson, National Executive Director of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

Dear Members of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma:

We hope this message finds you well. Today, it is our duty to announce the retirement of Steve Nelson from his position as National Executive Director of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. Steve’s dedicated service to our organizations has spanned nine years, leaving an indelible mark on both KKPsi and TBSigma.

Steve’s journey with Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma has been remarkable. His unwavering commitment to our shared values of leadership, musicianship, and service for greater bands has been an inspiration to us all. Before and throughout his tenure, he has played a pivotal role in advancing the missions of both organizations, ensuring their continued growth and success.

Under Steve’s leadership as National Executive Director, we have witnessed significant achievements and milestones that have strengthened our Fraternity and Sorority: celebrating the Centennial of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Diamond Anniversary of Tau Beta Sigma; expanding our National Headquarters property; purchasing a new facility to support our staff; and developing increasingly sophisticated technical tools to support members and leaders in their ongoing work. Steve’s passion for the arts and education has been a driving force behind numerous initiatives that have enhanced the collegiate band experience for students across the nation. His passion for honorary organizations such as ours led to his recent presidency of the Professional Fraternity Association. Steve’s legacy will undoubtedly continue to shape the future of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, serving as a source of inspiration for generations to come. Steve himself will continue to be an important Brother and Sister, and he will cherish this opportunity to experience the organizations without the day-to-day responsibilities that our National Headquarters has.

Steve has shared these thoughts: “I have deep gratitude for my time as National Executive Director and I am very thankful for the many wonderful people that I met and worked with. Thank you for the opportunity to serve the organizations and I hope we can continue with the best spirits of brotherhood and sisterhood.”

Please join us in expressing our deepest gratitude to Steve Nelson for his leadership and service. We will be forever thankful for his passion, guidance, and commitment to our membership, and look forward to the ways that he will continue to contribute and be involved in the future. If you would like to send a personal message or share your thoughts with Steve as he embarks on this new chapter, please feel free to do so at

In the coming weeks, we will begin the search for a new National Executive Director who will build upon the important work of both organizations. We are committed to finding an individual who shares our values and dedication to the mission of our organizations.

Thank you, Steve, for your exceptional service, and we wish you a retirement filled with joy, fulfillment, and continued success in all your endeavors.


Bang T. Co, Kappa Kappa Psi National President
Siobhan Wilkes Bratcher, Tau Beta Sigma National President
Dr. Malinda Matney, Kappa Kappa Psi Board of Trustees Chairperson
Rosalyn McDonald, Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees Chairperson

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