Sep 25, 2021
Earlier this month, Digital Engagement & Program Manager O’Neil Singleton, resigned from his position at IACLEA. O’Neil—known as Neil—came to IACLEA in December 2018 and began as a Program Associate. He was promoted to Digital Engagement & External Programs Manager in March.
When asked what his fondest memory of his time at IACLEA was, Neil said it was the 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition in Vancouver, Canada. “This conference gave me the opportunity to finally meet all the great members of IACLEA in person. I had the opportunity to laugh and get to know the people who make this organization one of the best I’ve ever worked for,” Neil said. “Vancouver was beautiful, and I will always remember it as the place I met some of the best people in the world: campus public safety professionals.” he said.
Neil’s work at IACLEA mainly supported training, government affairs, and communications. He was involved in webinars and in-person training, various committee work to advance IACLEA priorities, and assisted in assembling IACLEA’s communications products.
“Neil may not have been known by many of our members, but anyone that has ever attended a training course in the past few years interacted with him whether they knew it or not. Neil was always there, ensuring that our attendees received the highest quality training possible,” said Director of Education & Leadership Development Josh Bronson.
“Whether it was running webinars, or ensuring the very first, First Line Supervisor Institute ran smoothly, Neil was there. And when we had to pivot to a virtual conference in 2020, Neil dropped everything and built a virtual space so that IACLEA could continue to carry out its mission,” said Executive Director John Bernhards. “He will be missed tremendously, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. I know he’ll do great things.”
"It has been a thing of joy to work with Neil over these years. Neil is special in many ways. He is a consummate and highly dedicated professional who worked very hard each day to improve the quality of services IACLEA provides to our members and beyond. I am grateful for his many years of service to our association and I will miss him greatly," said President-Elect John Ojeisekhoba.
“I’ve said this many times to IACLEA staff, but this group of people have been the best I have ever had the privilege to work with. The honesty, camaraderie, and pure fun that I have had with my co-workers will be one of the things I will miss most about IACLEA,” Neil concluded.
Best of luck to Neil in his new position as Communications Specialist II at the County Manager’s Office in Arlington County, Virginia.
Are you interested in working with us? We're hiring two program associates—one to support education and membership, and the other to support the executive director. Check out our listings on our Careers page.