Lesley Bruinton’s Foray into Higher Ed

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the departure of Lesley Bruinton, APR, from her role as Executive Vice President of Nichols Strategies. Lesley has been a valued team member for nearly two years, and during her time with us, she has made a significant impact on our organization. While we are sad to see her go, we are excited to support her as she embarks on a new and exciting journey in higher education communication.


Lesley joined Nichols Strategies in 2021 and quickly became an indispensable part of our team. Her leadership, expertise, and dedication have driven our firm’s mission and success. Lesley’s unique blend of strategic thinking and unwavering commitment to her work have left an indelible mark on our organization.


As a testament to her remarkable contributions, Lesley has decided to transition into a new chapter of her professional life, focusing on higher education communication. This move will undoubtedly allow her to leverage her extensive knowledge and passion for education to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students, educators, and institutions. Lesley’s passion for education and her unwavering dedication to strategic communication will serve her well in this new endeavor.


Reflecting on her time at Nichols Strategies, Lesley shared, “It’s been an incredible experience working with the team at Nichols Strategies. I’m grateful for the opportunities to learn and grow here. While leaving a job where coworkers have become friends is hard, I’m excited about the new challenges that await.”


President & CEO Stephen Nichols said he was appreciative of her service.


“We extend our heartfelt gratitude for Lesley’s hard work, dedication, and the positive impact she has had on our firm,” said Nichols. “We wish her the best of luck in her new adventure and look forward to hearing about her continued success.”


As we bid Lesley farewell, we also look forward to new beginnings and opportunities here at Nichols Strategies. We remain committed to providing exceptional school public relations services and to building on the foundation that Lesley has helped us create.


Please join us in wishing Lesley Bruinton, APR, all the success and happiness in her new role. While her journey at Nichols Strategies may come to an end, we know that her story is far from over.