Indianapolis, January 11, 2023 – The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) announces the hiring of Cody Cramer as Director of Communication. In this role he will develop and execute proactive, industry-wide campaigns geared toward telling the story of the fraternity experience; provide support to members and Interfraternity Councils when crisis communication assistance is needed; lead grassroots communication efforts in collaboration with interfraternal organizations and partners; and more.
“Having experience in higher education and fraternity communications, we are eager for Cody to join our team to further develop and execute public relations initiatives for higher education thought leaders and engage fraternity members around advocacy and legislative priorities,” said Judson Horras, NIC President and CEO.
Cramer comes to the NIC team from FarmHouse Fraternity where he served as Assistant Executive Director for Communications & Alumni Engagement. For the past two years, Cramer has been highly involved with the Fraternity Communications Association serving as Brown Bag Chair and Programming Chair, receiving the Association’s Chairperson of the Year Award in 2022. From 2013-2020, Cramer worked at Oklahoma State University with a focus on communications and first-year student success.
“I am excited to be joining the team as the Director of Communication. The value provided by fraternities and sororities is unmatched and I look forward to working with our partners to continue to advance the fraternal movement,” said Cramer.
Since graduating from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s in agribusiness, including a minor in marketing, and a master’s in agricultural communications, he has been an active member of many professional organizations including Edmond Young Professionals, Oklahoma Colleges Public Relations Council and Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. Cramer is a member of FarmHouse Fraternity.
Current Director of Communication Hillary Brewer will transition to Director of Marketing after Cramer’s start date. In this role, she will nurture and grow the NIC’s and Foundation for Fraternal Excellence’s reputation for being forward-thinking, supportive communication partners in the industry with a focus on executing impactful digital marketing campaigns.
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The Foundation for Fraternal Excellence (FFE) is comprised of more than 65 men’s, women’s and co-ed fraternal educational foundations and operates to advance the various needs of the dynamic industry. The FFE provides operational support for new and emerging fraternal foundations, working hand-in-hand with various fraternal communities and the NIC to strengthen and improve the entire fraternity/sorority experience through a culture of care, connection and research.
The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is the trade association representing national and international men’s fraternities, including a diverse range of culturally and religious-based organizations. The NIC’s member organizations boast more than 6,000 chapters located on more than 550 campuses in the United States and Canada, with approximately 250,000 undergraduate members and nearly 4.2 million alumni.