Nicole McAllister Vermeer is a third-generation member of the Vermeer family, member of the Ownership Council Governance Committee, and chair of the Gary Vermeer Family Council. Currently serving her fourth term as chair, Nicole assists the family in successfully identifying opportunities, implementing new initiatives and navigating complex transitions. Over the past nine years she has worked with Vermeer's Family Office, the Ownership Council, and branches of the family to help develop the Family Council and Ownership Council strategic plans, shareholder director nomination process, mentorship program, married-in orientation, revised family charter and code of conduct, shareholder agreement, family employment policy, education and travel policies, and other efforts. She now is focusing on customized shareholder engagement strategies and reinvention of the family council platform to advance the Ownership Council's and Vermeer Corporation's goals.
Professionally, Nicole leads the ongoing development, external affairs, and corporate strategy initiatives of a university-wide policy center within UCLA where she is directing efforts for a $4.2B Centennial Campaign. She was previously the Vice President of Development and External Affairs for the Pacific Council on International Policy, the international policy think tank affiliated with the University of Southern California chaired by late U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher. Prior, she began her career as an affordable housing developer and policy advocate. Nicole serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of Affordable Living for the Aging and is a Co-Founder of Social Capital Philanthropists, a crowdfunded grant-making collective in Los Angeles. Nicole earned an MBA with emphases in finance and strategy from the University of Southern California and a Master's Degree in Urban Planning with concentrations in community development and environmental policy from the University of CA, Los Angeles after graduating from UCSD. She and her husband live in Los Angeles with their four children.
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