Neil Nicoll

Neil Nicoll is president emeritus, YMCA of the USA. In May 2006 he became the thirteenth person to lead the 165 year old Y movement in the United States following 14 years as president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. He previously was the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Worcester (Mass.) for 12 years. The nation’s 2,686 Ys respond to critical social needs by drawing on their collective strength as one of the country’s largest nonprofit community service organizations. Today’s Ys serve 10,000 communities and 21 million children and adults. Neil earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Eastern Nazarene College, a master’s degree in education from Springfield College, and management certificates from Clark University, and the Harvard Business School. Neil currently serves as a Trustee of Springfield College, Trustee of America’s Promise Alliance and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a member of Independent Sector and the Leadership 18. He is a past board member of the National Assembly.