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Julie Burkhard to Cultivate the NIC’s Advocacy Program as Chief Legislative Officer

Indianapolis, June 23, 2016–The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce Julie Cain Burkhard will join the staff in the new role of Chief Legislative Officer (CLO). A long-time champion for the fraternal movement, in this role Burkhard will produce effective advocacy programs that strengthen higher education partnerships and utilize government and legal affairs. Her work will directly contribute to the NIC 2.0 priorities established with the passage of landmark reforms in late 2015. “The NIC needs strong leadership in our government relations efforts as public policy has a growing impact on universities and our members,” said Judson...

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Michael Wilson to Join NIC as Chief Financial Officer

Indianapolis, June 13, 2016 — The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Wilson to the NIC staff in the new role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this position, Wilson will lead the NIC’s accounting, as well as the implementation of a data warehouse — one of the five NIC 2.0 priorities. The system will allow members to make data-driven decisions, share best practices and streamline operations. For the past 13 years, Wilson has worked for Kappa Alpha Order, serving most recently as Assistant Executive Director for Alumni Engagement, where he led the development...

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Announcing the 2016 NIC Awards of Distinction, Gold Medal and Laurel Wreath Awards

Each year the North-American Interfraternity Conference recognizes excellence in the fraternity industry by conferring awards to individuals, groups and organizations who exemplify leadership, service and fraternal values. We are proud to announce the 2016 honorees for the NIC Awards of Distinction, NIC Gold Medal and Laurel Wreath Awards. This year, we made an important shift in the awards process to personalize the recognition and raise greater awareness of the NIC’s impact and the impact of the recipients. Rather than presenting the awards at the NIC Annual Meeting, throughout the summer and fall, we will honor recipients in their local...

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NIC Names Heather Matthews Kirk Chief Communication Officer (CCO)

Indianapolis – February 16, 2016. The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce the addition of Heather Matthews Kirk to the NIC staff in the new role of Chief Communication Officer (CCO). Kirk spent more than a decade working at Zeta Tau Alpha, including three years as Director of Education & Communication. She led the development and delivery of external and internal communication strategies for the international organization, as well as the creation of educational programs. The work of Kirk and her team won 17 Fraternity Communications Association awards and six NIC Foundation awards. Kirk became a member of...

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McRee Returns to NIC as COO

The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce the return of Mike McRee to the NIC staff in the new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). McRee began his professional career at the NIC in 1995 as a Member Services Consultant. McRee became a member of Sigma Nu at Kansas State University, and earned his Master’s degree in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois. After leaving the NIC staff in 1997, McRee went on to serve as a campus professional at University of Oregon. He then spent 13 years in progressive roles at LeaderShape, Inc.,...

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