savvy communication specialist


With over 17 years of communications and marketing experience, Nicole Van Velzen joined NEII as the Director of Communications in August 2017. In this role, Ms. Van Velzen serves as a partner with NEII’s public relations firm to advance our mission through media and other outreach, manages the monthly Insider newsletter, increases awareness through social media channels, and works closely with NEII’s Communications Committee.

Ms. Van Velzen became familiar with the code development work of NEII when she worked closely with the Central Code Committee to update the CodeFinder database from 2015-2017.

With experience in communications for government affairs firms and non-profit organizations, her previous positions include: Director of Marketing and Communications for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence and Public Affairs Director for the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. She has also been a freelance writer and marketing consultant.

Ms. Van Velzen graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, and received a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education.

nicole van velzen

crafts important industry messaging

Nicole is our team's master communicator. She takes the essential code, advocacy, and member initiatives and crafts messages that resonate with building leaders and the riding public. She is gifted at taking complex technical concepts and making them accessible for everyone.  She naturally creates and facilitates networked relationships. By developing a compelling online presence for NEII, Nicole, as the Director of Communications, shapes the future voice of our association. 

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5537 SW Urish Road
Topeka, KS 66610


(703) 589-9985