Neil J. NicollNeil J. Nicoll
Alumni Achievement Award

Neil J. Nicoll (68) is the President and CEO of YMCA-USA with headquarters in Chicago, having been elected to that role in 1996 after serving 14 years as President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Washington. Now in his 40th year with the YMCA, the largest human services organization in the country, Neil leads 560,000 volunteers and 250,000 staff in serving 20 million people a year through 2,600 branch facilities and has a career filled with significant accomplishments and multiple awards. A history major and later the ENC varsity soccer coach (72-75), Neil holds a master of education degree in community development from Springfield College. He and his wife, Anita (Shoff, 70), have two adult daughters, Kimberley and Kerri.