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The New Jersey native is founder and principal of NIW Design, offering client-centered services to advance profiles and brands through highly efficient and effective event management, strategic visioning, and image consulting. Nick is also managing director at Values Partnerships, a social impact agency headquartered in Washington DC.

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Nicholas began his career as a member of the faculty of the Newark Boys Chorus School (NBCS), an independent school for young men in Newark, New Jersey. An alumnus of the school, he offered students in grades fifth through eighth a daily dose of American and African American history, world culture, and civics. He currently serves as a member of the school's Board of Trustees and the chair of its Alumni Board.

In a six-year tenure at the NAACP, the George Washington University alumnus assisted in the planning and execution of the NAACP Image Awards and the organization’s Annual Convention; served as the lead on its NAACP Experience expo and Leadership 500 Summit; and developed the external relations strategy for the chairman and board of directors.

Nicholas remains civically engaged and makes a difference in a number of ways. He is a member of the NAACP Foundation Board of Trustees and Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the NAACP Image Awards Committee. He is a co-founder of the 4 The Culture Brunch, a space where creators, entrepreneurs, and influencers network and connect around Black culture. Nicholas is also a member of the Board of Directors and the immediate past president of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals He maintains membership in the National Urban League, Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, and as an ambassador to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

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