Neil Nicoll is president emeritus of YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). From June 2006 until January 2015, he served as president and CEO of Y-USA, the 13th person to lead the Y Movement in the United States. He joined Y-USA following 14 years as president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. He previously was president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Worcester (Massachusetts) for 12 years.
The nation’s 2,700 YMCAs strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, drawing on their collective strength as one of the nation’s largest nonprofit community service organizations to respond to critical social issues. Led by 250,000 professional staff and 600,000 volunteers, YMCAs serve 10,000 communities and 22 million children and adults nationwide.
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 Harvard Business School.
Neil currently serves as chairman of the Independent Sector Board of Directors and as a steering committee member of ChildObesity 180. He previously served as a trustee of Springfield College, a trustee of America’s Promise Alliance and a member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In addition, he was a member of the Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention and a board member of the National Assembly.