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Our team at NC3 has some impressive employees in our ranks and this Staff Spotlight series aims to highlight the incredibly talented individuals who work with us. We’ll be featuring a new interview in our monthly newsletters, here on our website, and on our social media pages each month.

This month’s Staff Spotlight features NC3 team member, Bill Finn. Bill is NC3’s Program Manager for the Greenlee & Kubota partnerships.

In his role at NC3, Bill coordinates key industry partnerships, certification programs, and educational partnerships. He also oversees program activities and acts as the NC3 liaison to NC3’s world-class industry partners Greenlee & Kubota.

Check out our Q&A session below to learn more about Bill’s long-time history working with nonprofits in education, his secret life as a restauranteur, his proudest moment while working at NC3, and more!

What job(s) did you do before you started working with NC3?

Prior to joining NC3, I worked as the Assistant Director at a national community organization working supporting secondary and post-secondary schools across the country. For many years before that, I worked at a national nonprofit organization providing educational curriculum and training to school districts.

In your opinion, what are 3 words to describe NC3?


How do you define success?

Outside of achieving collective and individual goals, success, in my mind, is defined by knowing that the choices I made, the words that I say, and the actions that I take are helping others lead better lives.

What does true leadership mean to you?

I think a true leader is not someone with the most followers but the one who creates the most leaders. They are full of optimism, have a high level of confidence, hold themselves and others accountable, inspire others to achieve, make tough decisions, and produce the very best from their team.

What is your proudest moment at NC3?

During my first year on the job, I rolled out eight certifications. I had a fantastic group of Master Instructors as well as support from our industry partners and the NC3 team. It was a nice boost of confidence.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I owned and operated a restaurant for five years right out of college.

What is on your wish list for the next 5 years with NC3?

I would like to continue to grow within the organization. I would like the programs I manage to explode in a positive way further impacting students at NC3 schools nationwide.

Want to learn more about the NC3 certifications available through our world-class industry partners Greenlee and Kubota? Click here to contact Bill today.

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