Boston, MA–Family Equality Council announced
today the hiring of Kevin Nix as communications director and member
of FEC’s senior leadership team. Previously, he was
communications director for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
(SLDN), the lead policy and legal organization in Washington, D.C.
working to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.
“Family Equality Council works to change hearts and minds to
advance social justice for all families. By adding senior talent
of Kevin’s caliber, we continue to grow our capacity to tell the
stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families through
multiple media channels,” stated Executive Director Jennifer
Chrisler. “Kevin brings crucial expertise, extraordinary
creative talent and strategic vision to our communications work and
I am honored to be working with him.”
During Nix’s tenure at SLDN, he successfully drove and framed
political news coverage of the repeal of the 1993 ban on gay and
lesbian service members. A prolific writer, Nix helped bring the
personal stories of service members to the American public and
policymakers. He has been a frequent guest on talk radio and
quoted by MSNBC, CNN, Politico, Wall Street Journal, The
Advocate, USA Today, and throughout the blogosphere.
His decade of political communications experience also includes
serving as a communications consultant with the Gill Foundation and
holding positions with Media Matters for America, Turner
Strategies, and as research analyst for the U.S. Senate Banking
Committee. He received an MA in American Government from Johns
Hopkins University and BA from Tulane University.
In his new role with FEC, Nix will be based in Washington, DC.
The Family Equality Council works to ensure
equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families by
building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social
justice for all families. For more information, visit www.familyequality.org.