Friday, January 9, 2015

Feature Friday Staff Profile: Nicki Meneley, Executive Director

The National Panhellenic Conference has five full-time staff members and interns who work daily to advance the sorority experience. Here we will introduce each staff member and let them tell you who they are and what they do in the office. 

Nicki Meneley is the executive director for the National Panhellenic Conference and the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation. She works closely with the NPC Board of Directors and Executive Committee to ensure the organization is working to achieve its mission in alignment with the strategic plan, and supports the Foundation trustees in their development efforts. 

About Nicki: Nicki spent her undergraduate years at Purdue University where she earned a bachelor of liberal arts, majoring in industrial organizational psychology and minoring in supervision and sociology. After traveling as a consultant for Alpha Chi Omega for two years, she returned to school at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis for a certificate in event management while she continued working for Alpha Chi Omega headquarters. Nicki also received a master’s of public affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management from IUPUI while working for the Purdue Alumni Association. She became NPC’s first executive director in March 2010.

Q & A:

  1. What do you most enjoy about working at NPC? It continues to be an exciting time here. There are great opportunities on the horizon for our member organizations and the Conference. I enjoy working with my co-workers and the numerous volunteers who are engaged with NPC.
  2. Who do you admire as a leader? Anyone who lives their passion. Ginny Carroll comes to mind. She is passionate about changing women’s lives for the better and she used her time, talent and resources to create the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, which has made an incredible impact on young girls and women by providing them access to education.

  3. What is your favorite book? "Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life"
  4. What are your top five favorite things to do outside of work?
    a. Spend time with my twin boys and my husband
    b. Go camping
    c. Read
    d. Visit with my friends and family
    e. Travel
  5. What are your favorite quotes?
    a. There is rarely a traffic jam on the extra mile.
    b. Life loves to be taken by the lapels and told “I’m with you kid.” – Maya Angelou
    c. If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti