Association Professional Todd Wurschmidt Celebrates Nearly 30 Years of Nonprofit Success

He served OACP and the Law Enforcement Foundation for 23 years, during which time he established the strong and secure framework for many years of future association success. Not only was he able to build a strong financial foundation for both nonprofit organizations, but Todd Wurschmidt was also able to build and develop several valuable educational and awareness programs, each of which were successful at establishing enduring connections between the organization, local youths and community leaders.

During his time with OACP, Todd Wurschmidt served as the Pro-Bono CEO of three other law enforcement associations, successfully integrating each into a shared infrastructure that enhanced organizational capacity and fundraising ability. As Pro-Bono CEO of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association, the Ohio School Resource Officers Association and the DARE Association of Ohio, Todd Wurschmidt generously provided leadership and skilled management to all three, ensuring each was equipped with the management, tools and technology needed to be more effective and established members of the statewide community.

Though Todd Wurschmidt stepped down from the OACP and Law Enforcement Foundation leadership position in 2008, he was retained by both as a consultant until 2011.

Todd Wurschmidt began his own nonprofit consulting firm, or PARADOX Associations, in 2008, an organization he continues to lead to this day. As PARADOX leader, he provides high-quality advice and assistance to nonprofits on program development, association leadership, fundraising, change management and more. He has served on the Board of the American Society of Association Executives, the CAE Commission, the International Section Council, the Advisory Council for the Journal of Association Leadership and the Research Committee. As PARADOX Chief Executive Officer and President, Todd Wurschmidt has provided the Soybean International Council, a St. Louis-based organization, with superb transition management, and has volunteered as a Mentor to the leader of the Georgian Farmers Association through the Center for International Private Enterprises KnowHow Program.

Educated at The Ohio State University, Todd Wurschmidt currently provides his services to the Law Enforcement Foundation of Illinois, serving as the organizations Executive Director since 2009. He relies on his extensive knowledge of and experience with the law enforcement community to enhance LEFIs functional and fundraising capabilities.