Meet the Team

The NIC Staff manages the day-to-day operations of the trade association. They are invested in the future of fraternities and seek to assist you with your needs.

Please use the email links below to contact the appropriate staff member.

JUDSON HORRAS

President & CEO

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Jud leads the operation of the North American Interfraternity Conference and manages the development of the goals, strategies, plans and policies.

CLARK J. BROWN

General Counsel

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Clark leads NIC’s legal advocacy efforts; government relations and legislative efforts; maintains NIC’s guiding documents; and collaborates to provide advocacy and expertise around campus relationship statements and requirements & protocols for student organizations.

WILL FORAN

Chief Operating Officer

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Will leads NIC Campus Operations as well as research initiatives. He helps develop a campus support model to increase alumni, undergraduate and IFC effectiveness. He establishes relationships with campus professionals and NIC stakeholders to coordinate a national education and advocacy strategy.

MICHAEL WILSON

Chief Financial Officer

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Michael leads the NIC’s accounting, as well as the implementation of a data warehouse. The system will allow members to make data-driven decisions, share best practices and streamline operations.

RUSSELL BEST

Vice President of Campus Support

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Russell focuses on shaping positive fraternity experiences, coaching Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) and officers, and serving as a primary NIC representative to IFC officers, advisors, campus partners and alumni volunteers. Russell supports Region 2, ACC, Big 12 and SEC institutions.

DAN FAILL

Vice President of Campus Support

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Dan focuses on shaping positive fraternity experiences, coaching Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) and officers, and serving as a primary NIC representative to IFC officers, advisors, campus partners and alumni volunteers. Dan supports Region 3 and Pac 12 institutions.

TODD SULLIVAN

Vice President of Campus Support

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Todd focuses on shaping positive fraternity experiences, coaching Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) and officers, and serving as a primary NIC representative to IFC officers, advisors, campus partners and alumni volunteers. Todd supports Region 1 and Big 10 institutions.

ASHLEY VANDEWARK

Executive Director, Foundation for Fraternal Excellence

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Ashley leads the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence in cultivating a culture of care, driving connections, and supporting research across interfraternal organizations in partnership with the FFE Board of Directors. Additionally, Ashley is the primary contact for all Alliance Partners.

HILLARY BREWER

Director of Communication

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Hillary works on compelling, industry-wide communication/marketing campaigns and strategy for the NIC and the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence.

SUSAN SMITH

Accountant

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Susan performs the NIC’s daily accounting functions to ensure all databases are current and accurate.

SUE KRAFT-FUSSELL

Assistant to the President & CEO

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Sue assists the NIC President and CEO, providing valuable program support for both NIC and FFE members and volunteers.