NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney announced today that Political Director Adam Nickas will serve as the new Executive Director for the Tennessee Republican Party.
“Republicans made historic gains in Tennessee last year and Adam’s strategic work as political director was a large part of the success we had at the State Party. Adam’s prior experience at the Party will bring continuity to his new role, which is a big plus going into this next crucial election year of 2012,” said Chris Devaney.
Nickas was named Political Director at the Tennessee Republican Party in May 2010. As Political Director, Nickas managed the statewide field staff, helped coordinate the direct mail program, and managed the campaign plans and strategy for several state house races. As Executive Director, Nickas will manage the political operations of the Tennessee Republican Party and will continue to oversee communications.
“Working at the Tennessee Republican Party has been one of the most fulfilling jobs,” said Nickas. “I appreciate Chairman Devaney’s confidence in me to assume this critical role as Executive Director. While last year’s election cycle was one of the most historic in our state’s history, this next election is even more important,” said Nickas.
Prior to being Political Director at the Tennessee Republican Party, Nickas served as Political Director for Bill Gibbons’ campaign for Governor in Tennessee. Nickas previously worked on the campaigns of Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign in Iowa, Haley Barbour’s re-election campaign in Mississippi, a Congressional race and state legislative races in Mississippi and Tennessee. Nickas, 25, attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he studied Journalism and Electronic Media and graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Nickas is a native of Germantown, Tennessee.