Nickolas Williams is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Indiana University Bloomington, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Sports Marketing and Management and his Master of Science in Sports Management and Administration. Nick joined Crossroads Education as the Chief Revenue Officer, where he is responsible for business development, sales, and marketing.
Nick has a diverse background in sales, business development, and fundraising. Before coming to Crossroads, he served as the Senior Philanthropy Analyst/Senior Major Gift Officer at the Indiana University Health Foundation. At the IU Health Foundation, he raised philanthropic funds for the various diversity and inclusion efforts and hospital services lines such as the Neuroscience and Transplant departments. Before joining IU Health, Nickolas was the Sr. Associate Director of Regional Development for the Indiana University Foundation. He was responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding Indiana University (IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and the six regional campuses) alumni locally and nationally. His local region included Boone County, Hendricks County, Marion County, and Tippecanoe County. Nationally, Nickolas covered the Atlantic Coast: Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Additionally, he was responsible for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA) development initiatives for the foundation.
Before joining the Indiana University Foundation, Nickolas worked in political fundraising for several years. He first served on the Melina Kennedy for Indianapolis mayoral campaign, and then more recently, worked on the Joe Donnelly for Indiana US Senate campaign. Before his experience in politics, Nickolas worked in athletics. His experience includes working for Purdue Sports Properties, a partner of Learfield Sports, the Black Coaches Association, and USA Track & Field.
Currently, Nick spends much of his time volunteering with several not-for-profits and civic organizations. He sits on the Board of Directors for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, serves as the Polemarch (President) for the Indianapolis Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, selected as an Indiana Representative for the US Global Leadership Coalition, and volunteers time for the Exchange, the young professional affiliate of the Indianapolis Urban League. Furthermore, Nick is a Leadership Indianapolis Alum through Class XLI of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. He was also recently recognized by the IBJ as Forty under 40.
Dr. Kevin Berkopes
CEO, Crossroads Education
Secretary, CRE Foundation
Executive Director, The Speak Easy
VP of HR, DuraMark Technologies, Inc.
Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Treasurer, CRE Foundation
CAO, Crossroads Education
Board, Crossroads Education