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WILMORE, KY— W. Todd Bassett ’61, former National Commander of The Salvation Army, has been named Executive Director of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).bassetts.jpg

Bassett has served on the association’s Executive Committee for four years, representing The Salvation 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.

Bassett and his wife, Carol Easterday ’62 Bassett, received the “A Award” in 2006 for their 42 years of service to The Salvation Army. The Bassetts retired in 2006 and live in Maine.

Edward Williamson ’73 and Jerald Walz ’96 will serve with Bassett on the NAE board of directors.