Nick Troiano is a civic entrepreneur based in Washington, DC with a passion for political reform, millennial leadership and fiscal issues.
Currently, Nick is co-founder and Communications Director for The Can Kicks Back, a non-partisan and millennial-led campaign to educate, organize and mobilize young Americans on the issue of our growing national debt. He is also a part-time graduate student of American Government at Georgetown University, where he completed his undergraduate degree with honors in 2011.
Nick is the former Communications Manager and, later, National Campus Director for Americans Elect, which sought to field a bipartisan ticket for president and vice-president in 2012. He has co-founded and led various civic initiatives, including the Georgetown Social Innovation and Public Service Fund (SIPS Fund), a $1.5 million endowment that supports young social entrepreneurs and volunteers.
Nick is featured in the political coming-of-age documentary "Follow the Leader," which premiered at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2012 and was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2013. He is also featured in a forthcoming documentary on America's looming retirement crisis, Broken Eggs.
Nick was named as one of "24 under 24 Youth Changemakers" by the Campaign for a President Youth Council in 2013. He has provided commentary on political issues and the millennial generation for media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, POLITICO, C-SPAN, Bloomberg TV, FOX News and Al Jazeera English. In addition, he is a frequent speaker on these topics at events and conferences across the country.
Nick is a member of the Concord Coalition Youth Advisory Board and a former Public Policy Fellow with Civic Enterprises. In addition, he is a senior counselor at the Pennsylvania American Legion's Boys State program, which he attended in 2006. Nick is originally from Milford, PA where he graduated from Delaware Valley High School as student body president in 2007. In his free time, Nick enjoys photography and traveling (or some combination of the two).