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Board of Directors

The members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors (AABOD) include Alumni Brothers from a wide variety of regions, professions, and backgrounds that work together to oversee all aspects of the Alumni Association. AABOD members are elected for a term of two years by voting members of the Alumni Association prior to each National Convention.  

National AABOD Chair:

Marina Peña Guiot (She/Her)

Nu Alpha Chapter, Georgia State University
Kappa Mu Chapter, University of Georgia


About Marina

MARINA PEÑA GUIOT (she/her) is a Life Member of the Kappa Mu chapter at the University of Georgia, the Nu Alpha chapter at Georgia State University, and an honorary member of the Southeast District of Kappa Kappa Psi. She was initiated into the Kappa Mu chapter in Spring 2008 before transferring to Georgia State University in Fall 2010. During her first year at Georgia State, Marina marched baritone in the inaugural Georgia State Marching Band and helped lead the way by chartering the Nu Alpha Chapter as the founding president for two terms. As an active brother, Marina was awarded the inaugural 2012 Georgia State University Marching Band Outstanding Service Award, the 2013 Nu Alpha Chapter Leadership Award, and the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award at the 2014 Southeast District Convention. She graduated from Georgia State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

As an alumna, Marina has continued her contributions to the Fraternity by serving as a Curriculum Advisor, the 2019 – 2021 Membership Director on the KKPsi Southeast District Alumni Association Board of Directors, an Advising Team member for multiple petitioning groups, Chair for the KKPsi Alumni Association Awards Committee, and most recently as the 2021 – 2023 KKPsi Alumni Association Board of Directors Vice Chair for Member Engagement. Currently, Marina serves as the 2023-2025 Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair and as an ex-officio member of the Fraternity’s National Council.

Professionally, Marina has previously worked as the Parent Liaison at both an elementary school and at La Amistad Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves the Hispanic community throughout Metro Atlanta. She is currently in an alternative teacher certification program and is beginning her teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher. As a Mexican immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, Marina is passionate about serving immigrant communities and being a voice for those who are underrepresented both in her community and Kappa Kappa Psi.

During her spare time, you can find her playing various Pokémon-themed games, from Pokémon Go to those on Nintendo Switch, or watching Marvel movies with her husband Jon Guiot, an Alpha Sigma Chapter alumnus, and their cat named Maya.

Vice Chair / Membership Director

Miranda Cook (She/Her)

Omicron Chapter, West Virginia University

About Miranda

Miranda Cook (she/her) is a Life Member of the Omicron chapter at West Virginia University. She was initiated in Spring 2015. As an active brother, she has served as the chapter awards chair, the Northeast District Secretary/Treasurer, and the Northeast District Vice President. During her senior year she received the WVU Marching Band Outstanding Senior Award and the Kappa Kappa Psi J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award.

Miranda graduated with her Master of Music in Music Education at James Madison University in May 2023. While at James Madison University, she has served as a graduate assistant for the JMU Band Program. She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education at West Virginia University in May 2018.

As an alumnae, Miranda has continued to be involved in Kappa Kappa Psi. She has served as the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Outreach Director, a Road to Wisdom Curriculum Advisor, and served on several committees such as the Kappa Kappa Psi Chapter Operations Committee, KKPsiAA Communications Committee, and KKPsiAA Membership Committee this past biennium. She has also performed in the Kappa Kappa Psi Centennial Alumni Band.

Professionally, Miranda is now the Band/Choir Director at Northern Garrett High School in Maryland. Prior to graduate school, she taught elementary music and beginning band for three years in central West Virginia, and has served as the assistant band director at the local middle/high school. In her spare time, she enjoys making music, playing video games, reading, or painting.

LAA Director

Brittany Biberston (She/Her)

Kappa Beta Chapter, Clemson University

About Brittany

Brittany (Bozzarello) Biberston (she/her) is a Life member of the Kappa Beta Chapter at Clemson University. She was initiated in Spring 2012. As an active brother, she has served as the chapter Corresponding Secretary, Vice President of Membership Education, and Ritual Chair. Brittany graduated with a Animal Veterinary Science, concentration in Pre Veterinary Medicine and a Minor in Wildlife Biology.

As an alumnae, she has served on the Southeast District Alumni Association Board from 2018-2022 as their Programs Chair and most recently served as the chair of the Programs Committee for the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association. Professionally, Brittany works as a Veterinary Nurse. In her spare time, she loves Christmas. She has nine christmas trees with different themes. She also loves anything related to cattle, elephants or Kate Spade. Brittany is the 2021 Zachary T. Stoddard Young Alumni Award recipient. 

Finance Director

Michael Blander (He/Him)

Iota Delta Chapter, Towson University

About Michael

Michael Blander (he/him) was initiated into the Iota Delta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi on April 28, 1995 at Towson University. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration in May 1999 from Towson University and earned a Masters in Forensic Studies with Accounting Concentration in May 2011, from Stevenson University. Michael became a Life Member in 1999.  He is currently serving as the Finance Director and held this position on the 2019 -2021 AABOD.  Additionally, from 2017-2019 he served as the first chairperson of the Alumni Association Revenue Committee. On a national level Michael was a member of the 2021-2023 Chapter Operation Committee. Additionally, he has served multiple terms as President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Northeast District Alumni Association of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

Professionally, Michael has over 20 years in the financial services field. Currently he work for the US Government in banking regulations, where he is involved with ensuring the operational safety and soundness of the U.S. banking system.

Michael still enjoys playing trumpet, having spent over 20 years as a member of the Baltimore Marching Ravens, the largest and one of the oldest professional music organizations in the NFL. He is an Eagle Scout and continues to volunteer his time to help others. Additionally, Michael serves as President of his community association. He lives in Sparks, Maryland with his wife Beth and daughter Sarah.

Programs & Professional Development Director

Greg Boike (He/Him)

Kappa Mu Chapter, University of Georgia

About Greg

Greg Boike (he/him) is a Life Member of the Kappa Mu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at the University of Georgia and an Honorary Brother of the Southeast District and National Chapter. He has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2017, currently serving as the Programs and Professional Development Director. He has previously served terms as the AABOD Chair, LAA Director, and Outreach Director. Previously, Greg was the Chair of the Southeast District Alumni Association from 2015-2017 and helped to form the Kappa Mu Alumni Association. As an active Brother, he was appointed to serve as the Kappa Mu Chapter’s Ritual Chair and Parliamentarian, and was his chapter’s delegate to the 2013 National Convention in Springfield, Massachusetts. Greg is also an Honorary Member of Tau Beta Sigma.

Professionally, Greg serves as the Director of Planning and Public Administration for the Middle Georgia Regional Commission. He received his Master of Public Administration in 2014 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography in 2012, all from the University of Georgia. Greg holds active membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and holds a Certified Public Manager (CPM) certification. 

Communications Director

Dionicio Cardenas (He/Him)

Alpha Psi Chapter, West Texas A&M University

About Dionicio

Dionicio Cardenas (He/Him), also known as Dino, is a Life Member from the Alpha Psi Chapter at West Texas A&M University. He was initiated with the Delta Omicron class of the Alpha Psi Chapter in the Spring of 2013. During his time as an active, he served the chapter as their Historian, Ritual Officer, and Vice President for Membership. Some of his accomplishments includes creating the Alpha Psi Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter channels to create new ways of communicating outside the chapter. He also served as the Southwest District Member-at-Large from 2017-2018 and as a member of the National Communications Committee. He served as the 2019-2021 National Communications Team Chair where he helped the organization stay in communication during the pandemic.

Dino graduated May 9th, 2020, with his Bachelors in Music. As one does, he joined the Southwest District Alumni Association (SWDAA) after graduation. During the pandemic, he decided to run for a position on the SWDAA Board of Directors. Dino served two terms as the SWDAA Communications Director where he helped establish the Communications Committee and help establish the new logo of SWDAA. Dino currently serves as a Digital Communications Specialist for several different organizations.

He is a Honorary member of the Xi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at West Texas A&M and both chapters of the Southwest District. Dino enjoys collecting Funkos, streaming on Twitch, Marvel Movies/Shows, and watching reruns of Survivor. He runs a Instagram page called DCIScores and is father to a 6 year old Nebelung Cat named Gus.

Awards & Activities Director

Christopher Giles (He/Him)

Epsilon Chi Chapter, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

About Christopher

Mr. Christopher Ryan Giles (he/him) was initiated into the Epsilon Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at University of Arkansas at Pine October 24, 1991 and became a Life member at the 1999 National Convention in 1999. After becoming a member, Christopher was immediately voted at the next meeting as chapter secretary and eventually became Vice-President of the chapter. Christopher continued to show dedication and service as lead drummer for 2 marching seasons.  He served as chapter delegate for 2 years for District and National Conventions. During Christopher’s time at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff we became part of the Y.O.U Program youth opportunity unlimited founded by President William (Bill) as a tutor/counselor for at risk students through-out Arkansas.  The Epsilon Chi chapter initiated the first Kappa Kappa Psi Tau Beta Sigma Talent Extravaganza named after 2 deceased members of each organization Brother Dexter Baggett and Soror Jackie Johnson with this showcase of talent by brothers and sisters Christopher incorporated seminars to help chapter operations of HBCU’s. 

Brother Giles return to service with Kappa Kappa Psi by help getting Gamma Omega Alumni Association started and was the Alumni chapter secretary.  Christopher was so happy to be part of the Centennial in Stillwater, OK.  Brother Giles then was selected to be on the National Nominations Committee for the biennial 2019-2021 and Southwest District Alumni Association Nomination committee 2021-2022.  Christopher has been serving as the chair of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Kappa Kappa Psi Tau Beta Sigma Regional Alumni Association since was established April of 2019.  Christopher served as the Director for Professional Development and Mentorship Program during the 2021-2023 biennial.  Currently, the AABOD for Awards and Activities.

Professionally Brother Giles is a Assistant General manager for Atria Co for independent living for seniors and has over 25 years in the hotel industry. Brother Giles enjoys attending battle of the bands, still plays his clarinet, enjoying  live music and concerts, and most of all being with family and friends. 

Music Outreach Director

Donald Lee, Jr. (He/Him)

Zeta Eta Chapter, South Carolina State University

About Donald

Dr. Donald Lee, Jr. (he/him) was initiated into the Zeta Eta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at South Carolina State University on October 9, 1992. After his initiation, Donald served his chapter as president for 3 consecutive terms. After serving as a local high school and middle school Director of Bands, Donald became Assistant Director of Bands at his alma mater and served as Chapter Sponsor.

It was during his time as Chapter Sponsor that Donald was appointed to the National Hazing and Values Committee by Past National President Derrick Mills. Brother Lee continued his lifelong service to the band and the fraternity by serving as an unofficial advisor to several brothers of several chapters and was appointed as a curriculum advisor for the 2017-2019 biennium. Also, during the 2017-2019 biennium, Donald was appointed to the Alumni Association Awards Committee and, at the beginning of the 2019 biennium, Donald was appointed to the National Curriculum Development Committee on which he continues to serve to this day. The 2019-2021 biennium also saw Brother Lee elected to a seat on the Alumni Association Board of Directors as Public Relations Director. Brother Lee was appointed by Past National President Marco Krcatovich, II to chair the then Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Advocacy (DEIA) Task force during the 2019-2021 biennium and was selected by National President Jessica Lee to continue to chair the newly formed DEIA Committee for the 2021-2023 biennium. Though Donald stepped down as Chair of the DEIA Committee to focus more on his duties to the Alumni of Kappa Kappa Psi, he still serves as an advisor to the DEIA Committee and continues speak nationally on DEIA and DEIA issues. Brother Lee was re-elected to the Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2023 and tasked with serving as the Music Outreach Director. 

Brother Lee is a licensed educator and administrator with 30+ years experience and is currently Adjunct Professor of English at South Carolina State University after having served 10 years as Director of Fine Arts and English Instructor at the Orangeburg High School for Health Professions. Brother Lee continues to serve as Assistant Director of Bands at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, SC. Donald also serves on the Board of the Orangeburg Part-Time Players Theatre Troupe as Vice President and as a member of the State Class 3A Marching Band committee for the South Carolina Band Director’s Association (SCBDA). In his spare time, Brother Lee still arranges and composes music for band and performs as a Bassist/Percussionist/Vocalist/Sound Tech for The SultréMix Band based in Florence, SC. 

National Board of Trustees Member (Ex-Officio)

Eric Morson (He/Him)

Delta Omicron Chapter, University of Connecticut

About Eric

ERIC B. MORSON (he/him) 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 advisor under our new chapter chartering 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.

National President (Ex-Officio)

Bang T. Co (He/Him)

Alpha Zeta Chapter, Indiana University

About Bang

BANG T. CO (he/him) proudly serves as the 49th National President of Kappa Kappa Psi. He was elected as the first Asian American Brother to serve in this role by a unanimous vote at the 2023 National Convention in Orlando, FL. Prior to his current role, Bang served as the first National Vice President for Membership & Expansion (NVPME) during the 2021-2023 biennium and as the National Vice President for Student Affairs (NVPSA) during the 2019-2021 biennium. He has also served the Fraternity in a variety of other roles, such as Chair of the North Central District Alumni Association (NCDAA), a Speaker for the Founders’ Circle Leadership Development Program, and a Curriculum Advisor during the rollout of The Road to Wisdom. In 2012, Bang was initiated into the Alpha Zeta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Indiana University (IU) and holds Honorary Membership for the Northeast (ΚΚΨ), Southeast (ΚΚΨ), Southwest (ΚΚΨ & ΤΒΣ), and Western (ΚΚΨ & ΤΒΣ) Districts, as well as the National Chapter Tau Beta Sigma. In 2016, he was awarded the J. Lee Burke Student Achievement Award, the highest award a student can receive in Kappa Kappa Psi.

During his time at IU, Bang maintained a high level of involvement, including two years as the IU Marching Hundred Drum Major (2014, 2015) and Piccolo Section Leader (2012, 2013). As an IU Marching Hundred member, Bang received several recognitions, including the Alan Chepregi Memorial Scholarship, the “Outstanding Rookie” award, the “Outstanding Upperclassmen” award, and the “Most Outstanding Band Member” award, the highest award a student can receive in the IU Marching Hundred. As an alumnus, Bang currently serves as the Vice President and President-Elect of the IU Marching Hundred Alumni Band Board, which he has been on since his graduation in 2016. Bang also serves as a Leadership Clinician for the Crossroads Drum Major & Leadership Clinician and has been a part of the staff since 2013.

Professionally, Bang serves as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Individual Gifts for the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. In this role, he strives to create a positive impact on the Jacobs School of Music and its alumni through worthwhile programming, meaningful opportunities, and authentic connections. Prior to moving back to Indiana, Bang lived in the Nation’s Capital and served as the Programs Manager for Asian American LEAD (AALEAD), a youth-centric organization that focuses on the empowerment of middle and high school students from BIPOC communities in the DC/Maryland/Virginia areas. During his time in DC, Bang also completed the Non-Profit Management Executive Certificate Program through Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

Outside of his professional and fraternal life, Bang enjoys spending his time traveling with loved ones, visiting bookshops around the world, attending concerts and shows, and enjoying hotpot and KBBQ with friends and family. As the oldest child of an immigrant family, Bang is proud to showcase his heritage and culture through food, language, music, and fashion. He is also a KPOP fanatic and proudly claims to be an original ARMY of BTS. Bang also has three dogs (Lilo, Lily, and Louis) that he adores and loves to spoil.

As National President, Bang 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.

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