Michael Wilson to Depart KA Staff for NIC after 13 Years of Service
After more than 13 years of service to the Order, Michael Wilson, Assistant Executive Director for Alumni Affairs, is departing the staff of the National Administrative Office. He has accepted a position as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) beginning July 15th. While this is sad news for our office, it is exciting news for Michael, his family, and for the Order as a member of the NIC.
Michael joined the staff of the National Administrative Office as an educational and leadership consultant in June, 2003, visiting chapters in Arkansas and Texas. In 2004, he was promoted as director of chapter services. For seven years he led this department, overseeing the transition from educational and leadership consultants to associate directors for chapter services, including living arrangement re-organization and significant changes in travel structure. He transitioned to the role of director of fraternity services, then operations, for two years where he oversaw a database conversion to Compass, a product and service provided by OmegaFi. In 2014, he was named assistant executive director for alumni affairs. In this role he led the alumni services and housing support initiatives of the Order and the Fraternity Housing Corporation. He created the Alumni College, and other alumni programs, helped to transition Leadership KA to a program conducted at the Number I’s Leadership Institute, and continued improvements to the grounds at Mulberry Hill including the installation of the Veterans Memorial and Entryway and installation of a brick paver driveway.
In the interfraternal community, Michael has held membership in the Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) and the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA) where he served in regional leadership. He was named Volunteer of the Month for his efforts related to the planning of a drive-in conference for Virginia members. He is a past presenter at the FRMT Risk Management College, the Mid-American Greek Council Association (MGCA) and the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) Central and West conferences. Additionally, for the past three years, Michael has served as the Executive Director for NovakTalks, a consulting and advocacy company for campus safety, hazing prevention, student risk management and student organization development.
In the Rockbridge area and Lexington community, Michael and his family belong to The Lexington Baptist Church. He is a member and past president of the Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees. He is a member and past president of the Rockbridge Society for the Prevention and Cruelty of Animals (SPCA) Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center Board of Directors.
Michael will be the first ever Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the North-American Interfraternity Conference. 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. Other duties will include implementation of a new accounting system, support in the area of IT, staff benefits, and other critical back-end support systems. He will be the first member of the Order to serve on the staff of the NIC.
KA is losing a critical member of its leadership team, and Michael will be missed. But both KA and the NIC will benefit with Michael’s continued and further involvement.
Please feel free to contact Michael to congratulate him on his new post and thank him for his service to the Order. Click here to read the NIC’s official release on Michael’s hiring.