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Biography: John Nikoloff

Biography: John Nikoloff

John Nikoloff has been providing advice, support, and hands on services in Pennsylvania public affairs, public relations, politics and government relations since 1972. He is owner of John Nikoloff & Associates, and a Partner in PA Energy Resources Group, LLC.

Nikoloff has more than 30 years of experience in health care, public policy and business issues. John retired as president of Capital Associates, Inc. in late 2004 after 18 years as president of the Harrisburg based public affairs firm he founded. He is widely recognized for his experience and unequaled legislative/regulatory successes for health care, environmental and energy clients.

John served from 1989 through 2001 as executive director of the Pennsylvania Society of Internal Medicine and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He served as the PA ACP's Pennsylvania lobbyist from 1988 through 2004, and is the lobbyist for the Primary Care Physicians' Coalition. He has represented more than 50 corporations, trade and professional associations, and has been responsible for passage or amendment of more than 100 current Pennsylvania laws.

From 1971-1987, John served on staff in the Pennsylvania State House and in the State Senate, and in executive positions under three Governors. He served in state agencies and the Governor's Office as press secretary and director of communications, director of legislative relations, director of policy and planning, director of marketing and chief of economic development.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of SMC Small Business Councils, and is a founder of the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society.

Throughout his career, John has remained actively involved in politics, and has managed local and state political campaigns, as well as statewide referendum campaigns.

He received his B.A. degree in political science from Lebanon Valley College.