Nicky Lauricella Coolberth

Managing Director, Communications

Nicky leads the strategic communication efforts to steer the national conversation on NSC’s most critical issues. She crafts the messages designed to advance public policy, guides communications strategy on organizing and advocacy efforts, and works to make the organization’s policy and political agenda accessible to the media, policymakers, partners, and the general public. She joined National Skills Coalition in 2015. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Nicky brings a thorough understanding of how thoughtful, systematic communication tactics can engage targeted audiences and move a cause forward. For ten years prior to joining NSC, Nicky led communications, advocacy, and member mobilization campaigns at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union where she worked to give voice to some of the labor movement’s most innovative and progressive campaigns for economic and social justice.

Nicky earned a master’s degree in political management from the George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Smith College.

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Nicky Lauricella Coolberth