Frater Steve Ramos Selected as New CEO
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Grand Council of Tau Kappa Epsilon is proud to announce the appointment of Frater Steven A. Ramos (Grand Chapter) as the Fraternity’s next Chief Executive Officer. Ramos will serve as the eleventh chief executive in TKE’s 112-year history.
"I am humbled and honored to become the next Chief Executive Officer for TKE,” said Frater Ramos. “This Fraternity stands for ideals and principles I have placed in my daily life both professionally and personally. Better men for a better world is a bold statement and one I will continue to showcase as we move forward. I am excited to dive in and create the next chapter of this storied organization."
Frater Ramos holds bachelor’s degrees in business and accounting from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and an Executive MBA from the University of Illinois. Most recently, Ramos acted as Interim CEO for the National Society of Hispanic MBAs in Irving, Texas. Prior to NSHMBA, Ramos was with the IBM Corporation where he worked in numerous executive and management positions. Most notably, he served as a strategic worldwide liaison for IBM support and services leading the transformation of IBM’s technical support in the Midwest.
He is a decorated community leader and volunteer garnering distinguished awards such as President George W. Bush Volunteer Service Award (2006, 2007, 2008), Distinguished Hoosier Award from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (2007), Hispanic Leader Award from U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (2007), and several others. Ramos also serves as State Commissioner of The Indiana Civil Rights Commission and Board Director for The Indianapolis Zoo, The National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and AVANCE (a teacher and parent partnership). Grand Prytanis Herb Songer (Alpha-Upsilon, Fort Hays State Univ.) said Frater Steven’s accomplishments only tell part of the story.
“Frater Ramos’ impressive business experience and his extensive history of volunteer work with numerous non-profit organizations will be a great asset to the Fraternity. I am confident in his ability to serve as the leader of our organization and carry out our mission to build better men for a better world.”
He added, “As Grand Prytanis, I speak for the entire Grand Council in thanking Frater Shawn Babine for stepping in as interim CEO of TKE during our transition period. This is one example of how Frater Shawn has unselfishly offered his time and talents for the betterment of this Fraternity. He is truly a member to be admired and emulated. Thanks, Frater Shawn for all you do for this organization.”
Founded January 10, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University, Tau Kappa Epsilon is the world’s largest social fraternity with chapters on more than 280 campuses in the United States and Canada. TKE has initiated more than 255,000 men since its founding. The Fraternity aims to build better men for a better world.
Grand Prytanis Director of Communication