During his career, Nick has developed significant public affairs experience executing multi-faceted communications and government relations strategies for elected officials and Fortune 50 corporations. His experience navigating tough, often technical issues and repackaging them into easy-to-understand strategies has proven successful for his clients.
Prior to joining Miller Public Affairs Group, Nick served as regional director of government affairs and business development for lottery giant GTECH Corporation. In his position he directed government affairs consultants in eight western states, helping the company grow market share and extend existing state contracts using public affairs tactics that melded direct advocacy with robust communication and outreach plans. Nick also led the company’s successful efforts to change out-of-date laws that restricted lottery education profits by leveraging the state’s ballot measure process.
Recently, Nick helped lead and navigate Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado’s drawn out confirmation process through the California Legislature. Nick built an unprecedented coalition of support from across the political spectrum and leveraged media contacts to help drive the debate. While Maldonado served in the California State Senate, Nick was his legislative director and chief of staff.
Previously, Nick spent two years working for Governor Schwarzenegger and directed state media relations for Blue Cross of California and WellPoint.