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John Nikoloff


John Nikoloff – PartnerJohn Nikoloff is a founder and partner in PA Energy Resources Group, and has more than 20 years of experience and success as president and CEO of two Harrisburg-based public affairs and lobbying firms.

For several years, Nikoloff was Executive Vice President of a Pennsylvania-based research and development firm and president of a feedstock oil development company.  He has also served as executive director for two statewide professional associations.

Nikoloff has more than 35 years of experience in agribusiness, government, and public affairs.  Before founding a regional public affairs/strategic consulting firm representing Fortune 100 companies, he served in executive positions in four state agencies under three Governors, and learned the trade during several years on the staff in the State Senate and House of Representatives.

John is known for success in regulatory, legislative, policy and procurement issues at the state and federal levels, and as one of the nation’s top agribusiness lobbyists.  John led the effort which resulted in Sunday sales in the state liquor stores, created the Key 93 and Growing Greener Bond issues, and has written more than 20 bills which have become law.

He has represented dozens of corporations and trade associations, including Crop Life America, RISE, Syngenta and Land O’Lakes.  His other corporate clients included Mobil Oil, Procter & Gamble, Kodak, Motorola, UPS and MBNA.  Nikoloff has represented Pennsylvania’s internists and primary care physicians in Harrisburg and DC for more than 20 years.

He is an advisor to the Governor’s Agricultural Renewable Energy Council, is on the Board of Directors of the SMC Business Councils, and a past Chairman of the Pennsylvania 25x’25 Alliance.  He has served on the Executive Committee of the State Council of Farm Organizations, and is a member of the American Council on Renewable Energy, the National Biodiesel Alliance, and the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative.

John is a 30-year member of the PA Public Relations Society and a longtime member of the PA Society of Association Executives.