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Meet Kappa Delta’s national leaders.

Kappa Delta is the impressive organization it is today because of its many dedicated alumnae volunteers. At each biennial National Convention, collegiate and alumnae delegates elect Kappa Delta Sorority’s National Council, the selfless women who lead the sorority at the national level. Learn more about national elections.

Similarly, the Kappa Delta Foundation is led by a board of directors who are elected to lead the foundation’s efforts to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority. If you are interested in serving or nominating someone to serve on the foundation’s board of directors, please send a resume and letter of interest to KDFBnominations@kappadelta.org by May 1. References are optional. Elections take place every summer.

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National Council

The National Council sets and upholds policies and oversees the work of the sorority. Members of the National Council are elected by voting delegates at Kappa Delta’s National Convention every two years.

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Tricia Ruma Spence

National President

Epsilon Alpha-Missouri Science & Technology

Tricia holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering management and a master’s and Ph.D. in information science and technology. She earned her doctorate at Pennsylvania State University. She is the director of the Client Strategies Group PMO at Edward Jones specializing in strategic planning, having previously served in a similar position at Prudential. Prior to that, she traveled the world as a consultant, partnering with Fortune 500 clients in the planning and implementation of large-scale information technologies. In addition to serving at national president, she is a director on the Kappa Delta Foundation board. She has served Kappa Delta nationally and locally in both the collegiate and alumnae sectors, previously serving as national vice president-alumnae. Tricia has served on many boards at her alma mater, including Missouri S&T board of trustees and Order of the Golden Shillelagh.

Susan Stockton

National Vice President

Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky

Susan graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations and earned her juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She has served as a collegiate membership director, national collegiate advisor, collegiate province president and as vice chairman for the Nominating Committee before taking on the role of national vice president. She has been an advisor on four chapter advisory boards. Susan is a retired attorney who previously worked as a senior counsel for General Electric, and she founded Stockton Consulting in Geneva, Switzerland. Susan is a director on the Kappa Delta Foundation board.

Karen Thomas Fesmire

National Vice President-Membership

Beta Tau-Vanderbilt

Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business. She has served on the chapter advisory board and house corporation board for two collegiate chapters. At the national level, Karen has served as a special advisor, collegiate province president, collegiate membership director and Legacy Resource Committee chairman. She serves as a director on the Kappa Delta Foundation board and has served on the board of trustees for Vanderbilt University and as president of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. She is an ordained elder and deacon in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

Laura Beth Hanson McKew

National Vice President-Collegians

Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky

Laura Beth earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and went on to work as an insurance broker specializing in employee benefits. She is currently the vice president of group benefits at Pinnacle Planning Group Inc. She served Kappa Delta nationally as collegiate special projects director, collegiate membership director and chapter accounting specialist and locally on three chapter advisory boards.

Tove Bichel Thomas

National Vice President-Alumnae

Omicron-Illinois Wesleyan

Tove holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and worked as an elementary school teacher for 28 years before retiring. She began volunteering for Kappa Delta in 1970 and has served as collegiate province president, regional chapter director, special advisor, national director of membership, national director of CABs, alumnae province president, alumnae chapter membership specialist, alumnae chapter operations specialist, alumnae development specialist and, most recently, alumnae chapter specialist. She was a Girl Scout troop leader and founded the Girls’ Athletic Club at Armstrong Junior High School and OAKlub, a philanthropic club, at Oakdale Elementary School.

Sarah Smith Dubbert

National Vice President-Finance

Epsilon Iota-Missouri

Sarah earned a bachelor of science in secondary education in mathematics and is a certified treasury professional through the Association for Financial Professionals. She is the executive vice president and Commercial Division manager at Commerce Bank. Sarah has served national Kappa Delta as a chapter accounting specialist and as chapter advisory board-treasurer for Epsilon Iota-Missouri.

Julie Landgren Johnson

National Panhellenic Conference Delegate

Sigma Psi-North Dakota State

Julie has served as national president, national vice president-membership and foundation director in addition to her role as NPC delegate. She has served on several chapter advisory boards and house corporations. She previously served on the National Panhellenic Conference Executive Committee as Panhellenics chairman. Julie received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and organizational communications and a master’s degree in higher education administration. She has served on the board of directors of Prevent Child Abuse America and volunteered with Girls Scouts of the USA.

Pamela Nix

Executive Director

Sigma Phi-Georgia

Pamela began her role as executive director of the sorority in 2011 and assumed the role for the foundation in 2013. She served her collegiate chapter as president, vice president-membership and Panhellenic delegate. Pamela has extensive experience in communications, marketing and organizational management, previously serving as director of marketing for Downtown Vision Inc., in Jacksonville, Florida. Formerly, she held account management positions at Weinberg Harris and Associates and Ketchum and was a legislative advisor to U.S. Representative Nathan Deal. Pamela holds a bachelor's degree in education and earned her MBA at the University of Memphis.

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Kappa Delta Foundation Board of Directors

A board of directors governs the work of the Kappa Delta Foundation and ensures the foundation carries out its mission to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of the sorority.

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Beth Martin Langford

Chair

Kappa Alpha-Florida State

Beth has served as national president, national vice president, national vice president-collegians, director of collegiate membership, regional chapter director, collegiate province president and chapter advisory board member. She won the 2002 Leadership Tallahassee Distinguished Leadership “Pacesetter” Award and is a past president of Junior League and member of Friends of the Public Library, Brogan Museum of Art and Science, the FSU Committee of 30 and FSU Women’s Athletics Boosters. Beth was inducted into the Florida State University Greek Hall of Fame. Beth currently serves on the national board of directors for Prevent Child Abuse America and the Fraternity/Sorority Political Action Committee. Beth is active in her church, Trinity United Methodist. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications/public relations.

Michelle Parmley Rabideau

Vice Chair

Sigma Omicron-Illinois

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology before going on to earn a Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. Since 1993, she has worked in fundraising and health care and is currently president of Saint Mary’s Foundation. She was recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan and with the Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional. In 2015, she was appointed by the governor of Michigan to serve on the Michigan Community Service Commission. She is past president of the East Grand Rapids School Board of Education and also serves as a board member of the Michigan Women’s Foundation. She served Kappa Delta on two chapter advisory boards and at the national level for 10 years.

Sue Brauer Mickelberg

Secretary-Treasurer

Sigma Sigma-Iowa State

Sue graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and earned her Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of St. Thomas. She is a chartered financial analyst and has a career background in institutional and private wealth investment management. Sue is an active member of the CFA Society of Minnesota, CFA Institute and the Edina Morningside Rotary Club. She is past president of the Edina Morningside Rotary Foundation and current board member and treasurer of the Rotary District 5950 Foundation. Sue is treasurer and former president and vice president-philanthropy of Kappa Delta’s Twin Cities, Minnesota, Alumnae Chapter.

Tricia Ruma Spence

Director

Epsilon Alpha-Missouri Science & Technology

Tricia holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering management and a master’s and Ph.D. in information science and technology. She earned her doctorate at Pennsylvania State University. Her professional experience includes consulting with global consulting firms, and she is currently vice president, Enterprise Planning & PMO at Prudential. She has served Kappa Delta nationally and locally in both the collegiate and alumnae sectors, and served as national vice president-alumnae before being elected national president. She has served on many boards at her alma mater, including Missouri S&T board of trustees and Order of the Golden Shillelagh.

Patty Graham Cappaert

Director

Beta Sigma-Southern Mississippi

Patty earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and served as social chairman and on the House Corporation Board. She is a charter member of the Vicksburg, Miss., Alumnae Chapter and has served KD on the national level for over 20 years. Patty was inducted into the USM Greek Alumni Hall of Fame in 2014 and served on the Alumni Board of Directors. Patty works as an interior designer for Cappaert Manufactured Housing, where she is an allied member of the ASID and the Color Marketing Group. She serves on the board of directors for the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Volunteer Mississippi, Friends of Vicksburg National Park and the Americorp Working Group- Vicksburg NCCC Campus. She is a member of the Ocean Reef Club.

Karen Thomas Fesmire

Director

Beta Tau-Vanderbilt

Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business. She has served on the chapter advisory board and house corporation board for two collegiate chapters. At the national level, Karen served as a special advisor, collegiate province president, collegiate membership director and Legacy Resource Committee chairman before being elected national vice president-membership. She has served on the board of trustees for Vanderbilt University and as president of the Vanderbilt Alumnae Association. She is an ordained elder and deacon in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

Jaynee Drange Groseth

Director

Sigma Omega-Montana State

Jaynee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in family science and earned her master’s in human development. She has served Kappa Delta as national collegiate advisor, national director of music and national assistant director of membership. She wrote the popular KD song “Sha La La” and many others. Jaynee is involved in the Rotary Club, Business and Professional Women, Riverside Country Club and P.E.O. She also serves in several volunteer positions, including president of United Way of Gallatin County, council member of Hope Lutheran Church and on the board of directors for Montana State Student Leadership Institute.

Laura Freedman Magedoff

Director

Zeta Lambda-Delaware

Laura is a partner with Nissenbaum Law Group LLC. Previously, she served national Kappa Delta as a housing resource specialist.

Kristin Power

Director

Epsilon Kappa-Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo

Kristin serves as senior policy associate for the Alliance for Children’s Rights. She previously worked for the Consumer Specialty Products Association as vice president of state affairs, deputy director for legislation for the California Department of Housing and Community Development and vice president of government relations for the California Grocers Association. Kristin earned a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal Poly and serves on the dean’s advisory council for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. She has served national Kappa Delta as chairman of the nominating committee and NLT member and volunteered locally as a CAB and house corporation board member.

Jodi Scheurenbrand

Director

Kappa Alpha-Florida State

Jodi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Business Administration in finance and economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of experience driving profitability improvements and operational efficiencies in diverse industries through leadership roles such as vice president-treasurer for Toys R Us and senior VP-finance for Atari. Currently, Jodi is chief financial officer for a private school for children with learning disabilities. She serves as the sorority's national vice president-finance and on the Kappa Delta National Finance Committee. She previously served as CAB-finance for Eta Iota-Pace.

Cheryl Grant Sizer

Director

Epsilon Eta-Illinois State

Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor of Science and earned her master’s in educational organization and leadership from the University of Illinois. She has served as national vice president-finance, national vice president-alumnae, national director of scholarship, regional chapter director and collegiate province president. Cheryl has served on several chapter advisory boards and house corporation boards and serves on the host committee for Prevent Child Abuse America and several nonprofit boards in her community. She received the Dean Fred H. Turner Award from the University of Illinois. Cheryl is a senior executive vaccines private account manager for GlaxoSmith Kline.

Susan Stockton

Director

Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky

Susan graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations and earned her juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She has served as a collegiate membership director, national collegiate advisor, collegiate province president and as vice chairman for the Nominating Committee before taking on the role of national vice president. She has been an advisor on four chapter advisory boards. Susan is a retired attorney who previously worked as a senior counsel for General Electric, and she founded Stockton Consulting in Geneva, Switzerland. Susan is Kappa Delta Sorority's national vice president.

Pamela Nix

Executive Director/Ex Officio

Sigma Phi-Georgia

Pamela began her role as executive director of the sorority in 2011 and assumed the role for the foundation in 2013. She served her collegiate chapter as president, vice president-membership, Panhellenic delegate and efficiency chairman. Pamela has extensive experience in communications, marketing and organizational management, previously serving as director of marketing for Downtown Vision Inc., in Jacksonville, Florida, where she developed an award-winning branding campaign. Formerly, she held account management positions at Weinberg Harris and Associates and Ketchum and was a legislative advisor to U.S. Representative Nathan Deal. Pamela holds a bachelor's degree in education and earned her MBA at the University of Memphis.

Emeritus Members

Anila Jain, Delta Eta-South Florida
Lillian Scott Leslie, Alpha Delta-Rhodes
Patricia Beecham Nieman, Sigma Iota-Washington
Nannette Smith, Beta Pi-Florida
Corre Anding Stegall, Alpha Chi-Louisiana Tech
Bonnie Purvis Warren, Beta Sigma-Southern Mississippi
Helen Wise, Beta Theta-Penn State

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