Staff Directory

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.
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JUDSON HORRAS

President & CEO

jud.horras@nicfraternity.org

Jud leads the operation of the North-American Interfraternity Conference and manages the development of the goals, strategies, plans and policies of NIC 2.0.

Mike McRee

MIKE MCREE

Chief Operating Officer

mike.mcree@nicfraternity.org

Mike focuses on building the infrastructure to support IFCs at the local level, Standards implementation and oversight of NIC’s award-winning educational programs.

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CLARK J. BROWN

General Counsel

clark.brown@nicfraternity.org

Clark oversees implementation of standard operating procedures for Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) and collaborates with key stakeholders to provide advocacy and expertise around campus relationship statements. He also oversees third-party registrations, protocols for student organizations and other legal considerations for safe events within the NIC’s SocialSafe system.

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HEATHER KIRK

Chief Communication Officer

heather.kirk@nicfraternity.org

Heather works to advance the brand of fraternity, creates and implements industry-wide response protocols and resources, and directs the communication strategy for the NIC. She manages all media requests.

Michael Wilson

MICHAEL WILSON

Chief Financial Officer

michael.wilson@nicfraternity.org

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.

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JOE BUDDE JR.

Chief Information Officer

joe.budde@nicfraternity.org

Joe leads the NIC’s development of a data warehouse in partnership with the NICF, NPC and ChapterSpot. He also works with ChapterSpot to create and implement a new web/mobile app, Social Safe, that will give chapters and fraternal communities the tools they need to manage safer social events.

Ashley Lamphier

ASHLEY VANDEWARK

Executive Director, Foundation for Fraternal Excellence

ashley.vandewark@foundationfe.org

Ashley leads the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence in cultivating a culture of care, community and capacity building across interfraternal organizations. In partnership with the FFE Board of Directors, she develops relationships with current and potential partners, creates the educational and professional development experience within FFE programs and services and manages FFE membership needs.

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TODD SHELTON

Senior Director of Communication

todd.shelton@nicfraternity.org

Todd leads communication strategy for the NIC’s grassroots advocacy and government relations efforts as well as the Health and Safety Initiative. He also collaborates with the team and interfraternal partners to proactively tell the story of the fraternity experience and strengthen the overall North American Interfraternity Conference and fraternal brand.

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BLAINE AYERS

Chief Legislative Officer

blaine.ayers@nicfraternity.org

Blaine helps develop a campus support model to increase alumni, undergraduate and Interfraternity Council (IFC) effectiveness. He establishes relationships with campus professionals and NIC stakeholders to coordinate a national education and advocacy strategy.

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ASHLEE CANTY

VP of Campus Operations

ashlee.canty@nicfraternity.org

Ashlee helps develop a campus support model to increase alumni, undergraduate and IFC effectiveness. She establishes relationships with campus professionals and NIC stakeholders to coordinate a national education and advocacy strategy.

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WILL FORAN

VP of Campus Operations

will.foran@nicfraternity.org

Will 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.

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DYLAN HOWSER

VP of Campus Operations

dylan.howser@nicfraternity.org

Through a unique partnership with the University of California, Berkeley administration and Interfraternity Council (IFC), Dylan facilitates stronger fraternity relationships with Berkeley community residents, provides dedicated IFC support and develops an Alumni IFC to bolster support for all chapters.

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HELEN LAHRMAN

VP of Campus Operations

helen.lahrman@nicfraternity.org

Helen 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.

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ARCHIE MESSERSMITH-BUNTING

Vice President of Campus Support  and Health and Safety

archie.messersmith@nicfraternity.org

Archie leads implementation of the NIC’s health and safety standards, partnering with campuses and fraternities to eliminate alcohol abuse, hazing and sexual assault, among other public health issues on college campuses today. He manages the development and progress of the NIC’s Social Safe pilot program.

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JACKIE HACKETT

Assistant Director of Education and Leadership Development

jackie.hackett@nicfraternity.org

Jackie assists with the development and implementation of NIC educational programs, including PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents, LAUNCH, IMPACT, the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) and IFC Academy. She works with the NIC education team to select and train program facilitators and ensure the overall quality of NIC programming for students and campuses.

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VERONICA MOORE

Director of Emerging and Culturally-Based Fraternal Initiatives

veronica.moore@nicfraternity.org

Veronica develops educational programs and advocacy initiatives for emerging and culturally-based NIC fraternities. She advance collaborations, resources and services to support the growth and development of organizations in the Fraternity Growth Accelerator, an initiative established in the historic NIC 2.0 reforms.

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SUSAN SMITH

Accounting Assistant

susan.smith@nicfraternity.org

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

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SUE KRAFT-FUSSELL

Assistant to the President & CEO

sue@nicfraternity.org

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

CENTRAL CONTACT INFORMATION

865 W Carmel Drive, Suite 116
Carmel, IN 46032

NORTH AMERICAN INTERFRATERNITY CONFERENCE
Main Line: (317) 872-1112
General Email: admin@nicfraternity.org

FOUNDATION FOR FRATERNAL EXCELLENCE
Main Line: (317) 872-1112
General Email: foundation@foundationfe.org

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.
Horras

JUDSON HORRAS

President & CEO

EMAIL

Jud leads the operation of the North-American Interfraternity Conference and manages the development of the goals, strategies, plans and policies of NIC 2.0.

Mike McRee

MIKE MCREE

Chief Operating Officer

EMAIL

Mike focuses on building the infrastructure to support IFCs at the local level, Standards implementation and oversight of NIC’s award-winning educational programs.

Brown Headshot_Horiz

CLARK J. BROWN

General Counsel

EMAIL

Clark oversees implementation of standard operating procedures for Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) and collaborates with key stakeholders to provide advocacy and expertise around campus relationship statements. He also oversees third-party registrations, protocols for student organizations and other legal considerations for safe events within the NIC’s SocialSafe system.

_Heather Kirk_headshot

HEATHER KIRK

Chief Communication Officer

EMAIL

Heather works to advance the brand of fraternity, creates and implements industry-wide response protocols and resources, and directs the communication strategy for the NIC. She manages all media requests.

Michael Wilson

MICHAEL WILSON

Chief Financial Officer

EMAIL

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.

Budde headshot square

JOE BUDDE JR.

Chief Information Officer

EMAIL

Joe leads the NIC’s development of a data warehouse in partnership with the NICF, NPC and ChapterSpot. He also works with ChapterSpot to create and implement a new web/mobile app, Social Safe, that will give chapters and fraternal communities the tools they need to manage safer social events.

Ashley Lamphier

ASHLEY VANDEWARK

Executive Director, Foundation for Fraternal Excellence

EMAIL

Ashley leads the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence in cultivating a culture of care, community and capacity building across interfraternal organizations. In partnership with the FFE Board of Directors, she develops relationships with current and potential partners, creates the educational and professional development experience within FFE programs and services and manages FFE membership needs.

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TODD SHELTON

Senior Director of Communication

EMAIL

Todd leads communication strategy for the NIC’s grassroots advocacy and government relations efforts as well as the Health and Safety Initiative. He also collaborates with the team and interfraternal partners to proactively tell the story of the fraternity experience and strengthen the overall North American Interfraternity Conference and fraternal brand.

Ayers Headshot.jpg

BLAINE AYERS

Chief Legislative Officer

EMAIL

Blaine helps develop a campus support model to increase alumni, undergraduate and Interfraternity Council (IFC) effectiveness. He establishes relationships with campus professionals and NIC stakeholders to coordinate a national education and advocacy strategy.

Canty-Ashlee-website

ASHLEE CANTY

VP of Campus Operations

EMAIL

Ashlee helps develop a campus support model to increase alumni, undergraduate and IFC effectiveness. She establishes relationships with campus professionals and NIC stakeholders to coordinate a national education and advocacy strategy.

Will Headshot

WILL FORAN

VP of Campus Operations

EMAIL

Will 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.

Dylan Headshot for Web

DYLAN HOWSER

VP of Campus Operations

EMAIL

Through a unique partnership with the University of California, Berkeley administration and Interfraternity Council (IFC), Dylan facilitates stronger fraternity relationships with Berkeley community residents, provides dedicated IFC support and develops an Alumni IFC to bolster support for all chapters.

Helen Headshot for web

HELEN LAHRMAN

VP of Campus Operations

EMAIL

Helen 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.

Messersmith Headshot Square

ARCHIE MESSERSMITH-BUNTING

Vice President of Campus Support  and Health and Safety

EMAIL

Archie leads implementation of the NIC’s health and safety standards, partnering with campuses and fraternities to eliminate alcohol abuse, hazing and sexual assault, among other public health issues on college campuses today. He manages the development and progress of the NIC’s Social Safe pilot program.

hackett-jackie-square

JACKIE HACKETT

Assistant Director of Education and Leadership Development

EMAIL

Jackie assists with the development and implementation of NIC educational programs, including PRIME: The Summit of IFC Presidents, LAUNCH, IMPACT, the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) and IFC Academy. She works with the NIC education team to select and train program facilitators and ensure the overall quality of NIC programming for students and campuses.

veronica-300x300

VERONICA MOORE

Director of Emerging and Culturally-Based Fraternal Initiatives

EMAIL

Veronica develops educational programs and advocacy initiatives for emerging and culturally-based NIC fraternities. She advance collaborations, resources and services to support the growth and development of organizations in the Fraternity Growth Accelerator, an initiative established in the historic NIC 2.0 reforms.

Susan_Smith

SUSAN SMITH

Accounting Assistant

EMAIL

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

Sue_headshot

SUE KRAFT-FUSSELL

Assistant to the President & CEO

EMAIL

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

CENTRAL CONTACT INFORMATION

865 W Carmel Drive, Suite 116
Carmel, IN 46032

NORTH AMERICAN INTERFRATERNITY CONFERENCE
Main Line: (317) 872-1112
General Email: admin@nicfraternity.org

FOUNDATION FOR FRATERNAL EXCELLENCE
Main Line: (317) 872-1112
General Email: foundation@foundationfe.org