In the spring of 2018, the Sigma Tau Gamma Headquarters including the Fraternity, Foundation, and WPN Housing Company officially moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. The new Sigma Tau Gamma Headquarters was open to the public on May 4, 2018. Before relocating to Indianapolis, The Marvin Millsap Headquarters Building was built at the Sigma Tau Gamma founding site in Warrensburg, Missouri. The Headquarters building was completely funded by alumni gifts. Brother Marvin Millsap, Central Missouri ’27, became the namesake of the building after generously donating 40% of the building fund.
Chief Executive Officer
Vanessa Ryan began serving as interim CEO and COO in July 2018 before being named CEO in January 2019. Ryan has nearly 20 years of higher education experience in student affairs, including facilities management, supervision, training, housing, and conference and event services. She previously served as Sigma Tau Gamma’s Director of Education and Standards from August 2016 – January 2017 and the Director of WPN Housing from January 2017 - June 2018. Prior to Sigma Tau Gamma, she served as the first Director of the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and was involved with student affairs at Oakland University and Central Michigan University. Vanessa received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration from Central Michigan University.
In December 2016, Angela Sanders joined the HQ Staff as the Director of Finance & Human Resources. Sanders graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2006 with a Master of Arts Degree in Accountancy, with an emphasis in Systems and Auditing. Her primary responsibility is to provide accurate and up to date financial information for the Fraternity, Foundation, and WPN Housing Company.
Lindsay joined Headquarters in April 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. Her responsibilities include providing administrative support for the Fraternity, Housing Company, and Foundation. She serves as the first point of contact at Headquarters. Lindsay has worked in on the business side of healthcare and in procurement in the parking technology industry. She has an Associate Degree in Health Care Business Serves and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Care Administration.
Adam Kowalski joined the HQ team in September 2016 as the Director of Membership Engagement & Growth. Adam transitioned to become the Director of Collegiate Services in 2017 and later into his current role in 2018. As Director of Fraternity Operations, he oversees the collegiate experience, the Fraternity's recruitment and growth efforts, and works daily with our undergraduate members in the chapters. Adam attended Bowling Green State University where he graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and was initiated into Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He attended the University of South Florida and received his Master of Arts Degree in College Student Administration.
Madison joined the Headquarters Staff in December 2021 as the Assistant Director of Chapter Services. In this role, she coaches chapters on a weekly basis, ensures chapters are operating efficiently, and assists in the brotherhood of the chapter. Madison received her undergraduate degree from Austin Peay State University, and her master's in higher education and administration from Auburn University. Additionally, she is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
Greg Ward started working on HQ Staff in June 2016 as the Associate Director of Communications before becoming the Director of Communications & SAGA Editor in December 2016. He graduated from the University of Alabama in May of 2016, double majoring in journalism and political science and earned his Master of Arts Degree in Advertising & Public Relations in 2019. He has written for five different publications including magazines, newspapers, broadcast, and online outlets. Greg is responsible for the Sig Tau brand, SAGA Magazine, all program marketing materials, and overseeing the communications department.
Jeremy joined HQ Staff as a Graphic Designer in May of 2016 before he became the Creative Director in December 2016. He graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Jeremy is responsible for maintaining the latest design trends and confirming that all promotional materials created meet the current brand guidelines and standards of Sigma Tau Gamma.
Greg joined the Headquarters Staff in 2022 as the Digital Communications Specialist. Greg is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has worked for two different fraternity organizations before Sig Tau. He served as an expansion consultant for Phi Delta Theta and as communications coordinator for Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. Greg is responsible for the Sig Tau website, the Sig Tau Archives, and the Sig Tau Marketplace.
Ashley joined HQ Staff in October of 2019 as the Director of Foundation Operations. Ashley has a wealth of experience in nonprofit communications, grant proposals, assessment, fundraising events, and campaigns. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She completed her Masters of Science degree in Communication with a concentration in Strategic Communication & PR in 2020. Ashley also holds certifications in Nonprofit Executive Leadership and Strategic Communications Management.
WPN Housing Operations
Kayla joined HQ Staff as the Director of WPN Housing Operations in July of 2018. Kayla received her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality & Food Management from Ball State University. In 2013, she earned her Master of Education Degree in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. Kayla most recently served as the Property Manager for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity Housing Corporation, where she oversaw 17 properties. Her past experiences include professional and graduate work at four different universities, serving as a University Housing professional at Ball State University, and an advisor for Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.