Chief Development & Financial Officer
Chief Marketing & Branding Officer
David L. Dirks
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Executive Officer
The Icon Collective, which was launched in April 2022, is believed to be the first HBCU-affiliated collective. It aids student-athletes at Grambling by cultivating and facilitating NIL opportunities in conjunction with businesses, donors, alumni and fans. “For years, the Black athlete has built wealth with their skills on the field and some have written their way into history via their universities and on the national level,” the group’s website says. “The Icon Collective is a group of Grambling State University alumni made up of former athletes and student ambassadors that love their HBCU. This group will be the catalyst for making sure GSU and other HBCU athletes have every opportunity to be successful both on and off the field.” The Icon Collective also said it will assist and work with any HBCU student-athlete.