Communications & Marketing Executive


Nick Novak is a communications, public relations and marketing executive in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 professional with nearly a decade of experience in both politics 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 2015, he was honored with a Spark Freedom Trendsetter Award for his creativity, execution, achievement and overall excellence in free market communications and marketing. 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.

  • Vice President, Communications & Marketing - Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

    2016 - Present

  • Director, Communications & Marketing - Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin

    2015 - 2016

  • Director, Communications - The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy

    2013 - 2015

  • Political Staffer - Various Campaigns for Governor, U.S. Senate & President

    2009 - 2012

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