Communications Director

Nicholas Thiriot is the communications director for the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. He serves as the primary media contact for the institute and also assists with a wide variety of projects related to economic research, special programs and events.

Thiriot currently assists in the staffing and development of the Utah Economic Council and the Economic Club of Utah, a forum to share research, data and analysis important to the success of the Utah economy. He is also responsible for managing website organization, Institute publications and maintains all social media channels for the Gardner Policy Institute.

Thiriot earned his B.S. in Political Science and Master of Public Policy, both from the University of Utah. Prior to joining the University of Utah, his previous work experience included special projects with Salt Lake City Corporation’s Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development, the Utah Nonprofits Association and the Utah Governor’s Office. Additionally, he has done work with national media outlets on a variety of production projects across the country as well as in the United Kingdom and China.