Mark Nichols

Mark Nichols

Southern Division President

Mark W. Nichols (Kansas State University, 1991) was elected to serve as Southern Division President in February 2019. He is a member of the Arch Chapter and Committee on Chapters, and he currently serves as chairman of the Fraternity’s IT Task Force. Nichols has also served Delt as an alumni volunteer in many other ways, including:

  • Division Vice President for North Carolina – Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
  • (November 2017 – February 2019)
  • Board Member and various committees – Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation
  • (November 2015 – August 2018)
  • Chapter Advisor, Beta Xi Chapter – Tulane University (2005 – 2007)
  • Chapter Advisor, Delta Iota Chapter – UCLA (mid to late-1990s)
  • Alumni volunteer and facilitator for various Division Conferences (including Southern, Western Pacific, and Western Plains Divisions)
  • Bethany Society member for Lifetime Giving
  • Long-time Order of the C—member, currently giving at Crown level
  • Delta Alpha Kappa Society member for recurring giving
  • Heritage Society member for estate giving
  • Eight-time Karnea attendee
  • Member of Delt Pride affinity group, and honorary board member
  • Contributor towards Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2023, focusing on alumni engagement
  • Member of the prior Technology Joint Task Force for the Delt enterprise
  • Member of the Karnea Selection Committee in 2016
  • Initiated in January 1988

In addition to his Delt contributions, Mark also gives back civically and professionally through many other organizations including:

  • Unity Church of Washington, D.C. and Unity Church of Pensacola, Florida
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), as a member and presenter
  • Trustee of three different Family Trusts
  • Kansas State University Alumni Association, as a Lifetime Alumni Member and local chapter volunteer
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, as a Lifetime Alumni Member and volunteer
  • American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), affiliated with the American Hospital Association
  • American Payroll Association (APA)
  • Junior Achievement USA

Professionally, Nichols is a senior sales executive with CrossCountry Consulting, a privately held, hyper-growth, finance and accounting advisory services firm headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. In his current leadership position, Nicholes is responsible for demand generation, channel management, and end-to-end services sales across the South – from Oklahoma and Texas, east to North Carolina and down to Florida and the Caribbean. Additionally, Nichols is a current member of CrossCountry’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and chairs their Global LGBTQIA+ affinity group. Prior to CrossCountry, Nichols spent more than 20 years traveling as a professional consultant focused on Global HR Transformation, technology implementations (i.e. – Infor, Lawson, Oracle, and more), and corporate HR/Payroll service delivery. Prior to consulting, Nichols held various corporate roles in human resources, payroll and human resource information systems. Additional professional details can be found on his LinkedIn profile

Nichols was initiated as a freshman Delt in 1988 and earned his B.S. in business management from Kansas State University in 1991. While a native Washingtonian (D.C.), Nichols has owned property and lived all over the country, including four years spent in Puerto Rico. His primary residence is now in Pensacola, Florida where he currently lives with his husband, Melvin (Mel) Stewart, and their dog, Delta.

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Chapter: Gamma Chi

College: Kansas State University

Class of 1991

Southern Division President Responsibilities

Serve as a member of the Committee on Chapters, keep informed of the condition of the chapters in his respective division and render a written report on the division at each Arch Chapter meeting; appoint chapter advisors.