Kyle Martin joins Campus Support Team as Midwest VP; Ayers and Budde depart

Indianapolis, July 30, 2019 — Interfraternal leader Kyle Martin has joined the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) staff as Vice President of Campus Operations for the Midwest region. 

Martin will focus on community development, council effectiveness and alumni engagement as he contributes to the NIC’s mission to enhance the fraternity experience. He will facilitate strong relationships by delivering support to communities across the Midwest.

“Kyle’s commitment to interfraternalism is unquestionable. His intellect and perspective will make our campus support team better. He will contribute greatly to the success of our many Midwestern communities,” NIC President & CEO Judson Horras said.

Martin is a Ph.D. candidate in educational leadership at Eastern Michigan University, where he has been serving as the Coordinator of Greek Life and Leadership Development. In this role he was the primary advisor for the university’s 28 chapters and four councils. He has previous experience working at the NIC, as Coordinator of IFC Services from 2014-2015. Martin also has worked at the University of Michigan and Delta Upsilon International Fraternity.

He has a master’s degree in higher education from Grand Valley State University and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Eastern Michigan. Martin will work from his home in Ypsilanti, Mich., where he will be accessible to the campuses he serves.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a talented and forward-thinking team. I am eager to work with students, staff and alumni to continue to cultivate safe and developmental environments for college students,” Martin said.

He is a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity and a past Chapter Services Consultant. He has been a volunteer for many interfraternal organizations, including the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and the NIC.

Martin takes over the Midwest region from Will Foran, who will continue to serve as VP of Campus Operations and direct the NIC’s educational initiatives.

In other staffing changes, Blaine Ayers and Joe Budde are departing the NIC on July 31. Ayers will be joining the team at James R. Favor & Company LLC as Vice President. Budde has accepted the Chief Information Officer role with Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

“Boomer [Blaine] and Joe have contributed greatly as members of the NIC team,” Horras said. “We look forward to their continued successes within the interfraternal community.”

As Ayers exits, Clark Brown will assume leadership of legislative efforts in addition to his current role as General Counsel. Budde will continue to provide technology project assistance to the NIC on a contract basis.