Nicholas F. Kowalski
Senior Strategist, Business Development
and Federal Relations Manager



Federal Relations


The George Washington University,
Master’s, Political Management


As a seasoned campaign manager and strategist, Nicholas F. Kowalski provides clients of the Lockridge Grindal Nauen Federal Relations Group with expertise in effective public affairs and communications strategies on national policy issues.

Mr. Kowalski brings more than 15 years of experience leading advocacy, political, earned media, marketing, and membership programs to the firm. Previously, Mr. Kowalski was a founding member of Brass Tactics, a not-for-profit advocacy campaign consulting group. As a Senior Project Manager, his proven track record of implementing advocacy strategies that led to federal policy successes and political victories in the areas of healthcare, public health, transportation, energy, and corporate social responsibility.

As a member of the LGN Federal Relations Group, Mr. Kowalski is responsible for business development, marketing, proposal production, and growth of clientele initiatives as well as developing customized strategies and creative federal advocacy solutions to meet clients’ unique challenges.

Mr. Kowalski’s leadership experience in politics and advocacy began in 2007 as an organizer on then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential primary and general election campaigns. Since then, Mr. Kowalski has held senior positions on local, state, and federal campaigns, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, George Scott for Congress (PA-10), Virginia State Senator Janet Howell, and the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign.

He has also served as a State Outreach Director at Common Purpose Project, a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. In this role, Mr. Kowalski worked closely with the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement to engage constituency groups, build coalitions, and amplify strategic communications around key federal policy issues ranging from employment to personal income taxes, climate change, and healthcare.

Mr. Kowalski received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington and a M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.