Nick Novak joined WMC in 2016 as Director of Communications & Marketing and was promoted to Vice President in 2019. He is an award-winning communications and marketing executive with over a decade of experience in government and public policy. Prior to joining WMC, he served as Director of Marketing & Communications for Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin and Director of Communications for The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy.
Previously, he worked for the Republican National Committee, and on multiple state and federal political campaigns. In 2011, Nick served on Gov. Scott Walker’s external relations team while the governor advocated for and eventually signed Act 10, which gained national attention for reforming the state’s public-sector collective bargaining laws.
Nick is a former columnist for The Washington Times and has written for many other local, regional and national publications. He provides regular commentary for print, radio and television media outlets, including numerous appearances on FOX News, FOX Business and others. In addition to his own on-air appearances, Nick has provided comprehensive media training to CEOs, policy experts and others for interviews with CNN, FOX News, FOX Business, CNBC and countless local outlets. He was honored previously with a Spark Freedom Trendsetter Award for his overall excellence in free market communications and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-America Chamber Executives.
He was born in the Chicago suburbs, and grew up in southeastern Wisconsin. Nick has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he lives in Verona with his family and their dog, Cooper.