Michael Brooks serves as the executive director of the National Association of Collegiate Esports. NACE is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions and is the only governing body of college esports in North America. NACE’s members are developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. Areas of collaboration include: eligibility, path to graduation, competition and scholarships, IP rights and program implementation. NACE has 131 varsity esports programs as members, accounting for 92 percent of all varsity programs across North America. Brooks worked for eight years as the director of strategic partnerships for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the governing body of 250 mainly private colleges and universities in traditional athletics.