Bassett to lead NAE
Commissioner W. Todd Bassett named executive director of National Association of Evangelicals.
Commissioner W. Todd Bassett, former National Commander of The Salvation Army in the U.S., has been named Executive Director of the National Association of Evangel-icals (NAE).
“Todd Bassett brings the highest level of leadership and experience to his new position as Executive Director of the National Association of Evangelicals,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “He is well known and respected among evangelicals and the broader religious community of America. I am thrilled to have him join our leadership team.”
Bassett has served on the association’s Executive Committee for four years, representing The Sal-vation Army, one of the organization’s 60 member denominations.In his new role as Executive Director, he will oversee NAE’s administrative, financial, and communications functions and help formulate and implement organizational vision and strategy.
Richard Cizik, Vice President for Governmental Affairs, stated: “We all look forward to working with him. He’s a man of great integrity and spiritual stature.
“I’ve watched first hand his handling of a national crisis, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it wreaked, and can say that the credit The Salvation Army received for its splendid response, can in part be given to his leadership. Moreover, Todd has a special burden for the poor and he’ll be able to lend his commitment and experience to this aspect of our governmental affairs work,” Cizik said.
Commissioners W. Todd and Carol Bassett served as The Salvation Army’s national leaders in the USA from 2002 until their retirement in April 2006.
From the website of the NAE, www.nae.net