Preston M. Ramsey currently serves as the Customer Service Trainer for Bed Bath & Beyond in Upper Arlington, OH, part of the larger Columbus market, where he oversees the on-boarding of new associates and continued training of existing staff. Additionally, he is responsible for all aspects of overall customer service as well as the store’s wedding & gift registry program.
Preston was initiated into the Beta Kappa Chapter at Bowling Green State University on December 7, 2003. While at BGSU, Preston participated in the Falcon Marching Band (FMB), University Band, and Athletic Band. As a five–year member of the FMB, he served as a squad leader for one year and as uniform chairperson for two years. He served Beta Kappa as a three-term chapter historian and ended his time at BGSU as chapter president. During his tenure in Beta Kappa, his work included a major revision of the chapter constitution, the establishment of a supplemental policy handbook, the maintenance of chapter historical documents, and striving to increase chapter participation at district/national events.
Preston earned his Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from BGSU in 2008. After graduating, Preston continued his education in Educational Leadership Studies at Oklahoma State University, where he graduated in 2010. While at OSU, Preston accepted a position at Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma National Headquarters, serving as one of three Alumni, Chapter, & Colony (ACC) Coordinators from January until July of 2009. After the 2009 National Convention in Phoenix, Preston was reassigned to serve as the first Kappa Kappa Psi National Development Coordinator – a role in which he coordinated the “All Aboard” Campaign and facilitated the re-design process of the Kappa Kappa Psi national website, http://www.kkpsi.org, in 2010. In addition, he has also served as an advisor to various committees and focus groups at the district level Most notably, Preston was selected to serve as the Advising Person for the colonization process which established the Nu Eta Chapter at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. Currently, Preston serves on the Fraternity’s Ritual Performance & Education Committee, preparing recommendations and feedback for use by the Ritual & Regalia Committee at the 2017 National Convention in Orlando, FL.
In addition to his musical experiences at BGSU, Preston as performed as a member of the Greenville (OH) Municipal Concert Band (5 years) and as a member of the Stillwater (OK) Community Band (1 year). He has traveled and performed with the Ohio Ambassadors of Music Honors Band on two separate occasions and has performed with the 2009 North Central District Intercollegiate Band. Preston served as an instructor and cymbal tech for four high school indoor drumline ensembles across Ohio from 2006 through 2016 (Findlay High School Indoor Drumline, St. Edward Indoor Percussion, Aurora High School Indoor Percussion, and Marion Harding High School Indoor Percussion). As an instructor during this time, Preston and his students earned two trips to the Winter Guard International World Championship finals and three State Championships.
Preston has held memberships in the American College Personnel Association and the National Council on Family Relations. He is a past president and current member of the Board of Directors for the Bowling Green State University Band Alumni Society – overseeing the coordination of the twice-yearly newsletter and the organization’s on-going social media presence.
A Life Member of both Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, Preston lives in Grove City, OH with his wife Tammi and their dog, Ruby.