Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nassour Appoints Connors As Executive Director

Campaign Veteran Takes Key Role In Rebuilding Party

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Nassour today appointed Nick Connors to serve as Executive Director of the party and implement Nassour's comprehensive plan to rebuild the MassGOP by strengthening the grassroots, increasing fund raising, and recruiting competitive candidates for public office.

MassGOP Chairman Jennifer Nassour said, "Nick is a skilled and respected campaign veteran and a bright political mind. He is a strong professional whom I will count on to coordinate the staff and activists in the important work that lies ahead. I am grateful to Nick for his enthusiasm to join us as we tackle the challenges facing our party."

Connors is a veteran of presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, as well as a staff member for federal agencies and the Republican National Committee. He will start later this month.

MassGOP Executive Director Nick Connors said, "I am honored to join the Chairman's team as we work to rebuild the Massachusetts Republican Party. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but there is tremendous enthusiasm among Republicans across Massachusetts who will join us in our mission to restore two-party government and battle the tax increases and wasteful spending that hurt families and businesses."

Connors served as field director for Healey for Governor/Hillman for Lieutenant Governor in 2006 and as deputy regional coalitions director for Bush-Cheney '04. In addition, Connors served in The White House Office of Political Affairs, the U.S. Department of Energy as assistant chief of staff for policy and international affairs, and as a special assistant in the U.S. Small Business Administration. In addition, Connors has served as a liaison for the Republican National Committee to The White House.

Currently, Connors is chief operating officer of Risk Management Advisors, Inc., a Canton-based provider of security, pre-employment screening and crisis consulting services. Connors, a Stoneham resident, graduated from Northeastern University in June 2002 with a bachelor's degree in political science.