Nicole deSibour Rodgers leads the government and external affairs efforts at GreenMet. In 2014, she founded Capitol Hill Communications, a boutique advocacy, political strategy and communications firm with a focus on energy, transportation and government services clients. On behalf of her clients, she helped secure the FAA Spaceport license for Spaceport Camden, making Georgia the fifth state to have a vertical spaceport license. She has also provided testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee on commercial space launch criteria, assisted clients in joining successful applications for Department of Energy Hydrogen Hub awards, and provided key input in the Congressional oversight and proposed legislative improvements for passport processing.
Prior to starting her firm, Nicole headed the department of policy events and special programming for The Hill Media Corporation. In this role, she built out and grew The Hill’s non-conventional media content and partnerships, including policy forums, and initial forays into podcast and video reel content. She also oversaw the publication’s presence at the Presidential National Party Conventions.
Nicole has over two decades of federal and state lobbying, political strategy and fundraising experience for trade associations and firms including the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, where she was integral in securing passage of the Domestic Spirits Tax Equity Act and the STOP Act and removing beverage alcohol from the FDA Reportable Foods Registry; and the American Waterways Operators, where she beat back bills to change gray water requirements for domestic vessels, consistently reaffirmed the Jones Act and protected Federal preemptive authority over vessel operations.
Nicole is a graduate of Duke University (BA) and George Washington University (MBA). She splits her time between Washington, DC and St. Simons Island, Georgia with her husband Rick, son Franklin, daughter Egan and four dogs.