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John Nikoloff


John Nikoloff – Partner

John has been providing advice, support, and hands on services in public affairs, public relations, politics and government relations since 1972. He is the founder and President of ERG Partners and Pennsylvania Energy Resources Group, serving companies on the East Coast and Washington, DC.

Nikoloff has more than 35 years of experience in health care, energy, environment, economic development, agribusiness, public policy and business issues. John is widely recognized for his experience and unequaled legislative, regulatory, policy and funding successes for health care, environmental, energy and business clients.

Before starting his public affairs firm representing startups, Fortune 100 companies, and member/professional associations, John served on communications and legislative staff in the Pennsylvania State House, 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. For several years, he was chief of staff for the state Department of Agriculture.

He serves on the Board of the Penn State Ag Council and recently left the board of the SMC Small Business Council after 12 years. He was a founder of the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations and the Pennsylvania chapter of 25 x 25. John is active in the American Lobbying Association and the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society.

Throughout his career, John has remained actively involved in politics, managing local and state political and referendum campaigns, and serving on staff for national campaigns.

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