The former Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development with the City of Indianapolis, Nick understands how local and state government policies and programs relate to private sector economic development. He connects with public sector clients to facilitate projects in the private sector, and he collaborates with private sector clients to partner with the public sector. Nick has facilitated economic development projects worth more $1.5 billion over the last decade.
Nick serves clients in strategic communications, reputation management and public relations. Whether in the public, private or nonprofit sector, he develops effective strategies, designs core messages and delivers positive responses when challenges arise.
Public Private Partnerships (P3)
Nick knows the unrelenting pressures felt by local elected officials who need to balance the obligations of government with a dwindling supply of resources. Nick has participated in small- and large-scale request for proposal processes in which local governments seek a partner in the private sector to drive efficiencies by harnessing market-based skills and access to private capital.
Nick served as an Indianapolis Deputy Mayor under Mayor Gregory A. Ballard. In addition to economic and workforce development, he oversaw the city's educational and cultural initiatives, with functional responsibilities spanning quasi-public agencies and city departments.
Previously, Nick served in several roles on the staff of former U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar in his Washington, D.C. and Indiana offices over 6½ years. His positions included special assistant, campaign manager, and Indiana press secretary and deputy press secretary.