Stephen Nichols is president and CEO of Nichols Strategies. The principal objective of the agency is to develop effective, bespoke public relations programs for its clients. Stephen launched Nichols Strategies after six years at Communication Resources for Schools, an industry leader in school public relations.
Before joining Communication Resources for Schools in 2014, Stephen previously served as the chief communications officer for Capistrano Unified School District and as public information officer for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. He began his career in education administration at Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento, which in 2006 was the second most diverse school district in the United States. He is an active member of the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA), serving in various officer roles, including 2014-15 chapter president. He also served on the Executive Board of Directors of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), as Vice President At-Large for Diversity Engagement.
Stephen earned a BA in Classics from Howard University, and an MBA from Drexel University. Stephen received his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Universal Accreditation Board of the Public Relations Society of America in 2015.
Stephen and his wife, Dr. CaLynna Nichols, reside in Sacramento, California.