Nick Mammano will give up his job at a big public affairs firm to serve as chief of staff at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, where he will take on an expanded role under the incoming president and CEO, Paul Juliano.
“Nick’s deep regional ties and good mind for policy make him an ideal fit for this role,” said Juliano. “I have regularly sought his counsel over the years and have no doubt that he will quickly make a positive impact during a particularly exciting time in NJSEA’s history.”
Juliano, the Bergen County Democratic chairman, was tapped for the top Sports Authority post in February and is replacing Vincent Prieto, the former Assembly Speaker.
Mammano has been a vice president at Mercury Public Affairs for the last fifteen months.
“I’ve known Nick Mammano since the beginning of his career. I’ve watched him grow from his first job on a U.S Senate campaign in 2012 to the well-respected political operative and policy adviser he is now,” said Michael Soliman, who heads Mercury’s New Jersey office. “Nick is one of the hardest-working people I know.”
Prior to joining Mercury, he spent eight years as chief of staff to State Sen. Joseph Lagana (D-Paramus).
“As my Chief and top advisor for much of my legislative career, Nick continually rewarded the high level of trust I placed in him,” Lagana said. “The Meadowlands region will be well served by his strong relationships and ability to bring stakeholders together to get results.”