SIOUX FALLS, SD – Lost&Found is proud to welcome Nick Maddock, a respected leader and advocate for LGBT and campus communities, to its Board of Directors.
Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Nick carries a track record of success leading initiatives and inspiring change from his time as a student at Southeast Missouri State University, a financial analyst and Cafe Launch Manager with Capital One, and an advocate for LGBT students navigating the business community through Out for Undergrad.
Nick brings to the board a sincere and personal passion for suicide prevention and LGBT advocacy based on his life experiences. Nick is currently a global citizen on a multi-year, world journey of personal growth and exploration as he spreads the ashes of his late father, Kevin, who died by suicide in 2015. His personal reach spans all 50 states and over 54 countries as a result of his work and travels.
“I believe in Lost&Found’s vision for creating a world in which no family member, friend, or acquaintance has to endure the loss of a loved one to suicide,” says Maddock. “I want to make the most of my time on this earth, explore and experience the world and all the hidden beauty within, and I am deeply moved by the opportunity to follow my passion by serving Lost&Found in this capacity.”
Nick is a 2014 Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) graduate with degrees in Finance, Economics, and Entrepreneurial Management, Nick was heavily involved throughout campus in numerous leadership positions including Interfraternity Council President, Executive Member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Finance and Economics Society President, Student Government Treasurer, 3 year Resident Assistant, and much more.
Nick’s involvement while a student at SEMO enabled him to create financial impact for new generations of SEMO students, a skill that will be put into practice supporting Lost&Found’s student leaders in its current footprint and future expansion. In 2013, Nick endowed the first LGBT focused scholarship at SEMO to be awarded to those who advocate for the LGBT community on- and off-campus. In 2016, he also endowed the Kevin J. Maddock International Studies Scholarship in honor of his late father.
Nick’s advocacy for LGBT students will prove incredibly valuable to Lost&Found’s commitment to ending suicide for young adults ages 14-35, knowing the outsize impact suicide has left on LGBT communities. Nick previously served in several operations and alumni leadership positions through Out for Undergrad, an LGBT-focused non-profit with a mission to help Undergraduate LGBT+ individuals to reach their full potential.
Nick’s involvement with Out for Undergrad would later connect him with his first role after graduating from SEMO, becoming a Financial Analyst for Capital One in Richmond, VA and later, Washington, DC and New York City. His financial acumen and love for travel would eventually take him to a more nomadic position with the bank, launching Capital One Cafes across the United States before launching his global journey in 2016.
“Nick brings a rare blend of storytelling, strategic vision, global mindset, and ownership mentality to the social sector that will greatly advance Lost&Found’s mission in South Dakota and the nation,” says Executive Director and CEO Erik Muckey. “Nick’s life experience and ability to maximize moments will be a tremendous asset to our students, campus leaders, and our Board and staff. We are fortunate to work with and learn from him.”
Lost&Found is a Sioux Falls, SD-based 501c3 organization that builds resilient communities and people with compassion, understanding, and inclusion. Through student-led resiliency programs, campus counseling research support, and capacity building efforts, Lost&Found strives to end suicide for young adults nationwide.