FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2013
ALPHA KAPPA PSI NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ANNOUNCED: STEVE HARTMAN
INDIANAPOLIS — Alpha Kappa Psi announced today that Steve Hartman, CAE, will become the fifth full-time CEO of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity and Foundation. Hartman comes to AKPsi from Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, headquartered in Oxford, Ohio.
Hartman, who has served as Phi Kappa Tau CEO for more than 11 years, has led the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Foundation through many changes. In addition to significant progress in volunteer support, chapter achievement and undergraduate leadership programming, the fraternity celebrated its centennial and completed a $6.5 million capital campaign during Hartman’s tenure as chief executive. He is also heavily involved with the interfraternal community serving as Fraternal Information and Programming Group (FIPG) president, Fraternity Risk Management Trust (FRMT) director and Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) new member orientation co-lead.
Hartman succeeds current CEO, Gary L. Epperson, CAE, who is retiring after 21-plus years of service.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, Alumni, and Students, we welcome Steve into our family,” said Fraternity Chairman Dan Stubblefield, Middle Tennessee State ’89-Life. “We are excited to work alongside Steve as we enter the next era of our fraternity. He has a great deal of experience in the fraternity and association arenas with an extensive array of accomplishments throughout his career. He is extremely versed in strategic planning, fundraising, capital campaigns, financial management, organizational design and development, process improvement, and leadership of staff and volunteers.”
Alpha Kappa Psi is a coed, professional business fraternity with more than 250 student and alumni chapters and colonies in the United States, Canada, China and United Kingdom. It was founded in 1904 on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business, and to further the individual welfare of its members during college and beyond.