Nicole Vasilaros is the Vice President, Head of Advocacy and Deputy, Government Relations for the Business Roundtable, where she plays a central role engaging with Congress, the Administration, policy makers, the business community, third party organizations and the media on behalf of the association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations.
Prior to joining Business Roundtable in 2021, Vasilaros served as the Senior Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), a 1,400 member trade association representing maritime manufacturing needs. During her decade-long tenure at NMMA, Vasilaros managed their Washington, DC office and oversaw the federal, state, regulatory, political and grassroots advocacy agenda. Vasilaros worked extensively with federal, state and international governments, overseeing a portfolio which included international trade, transportation, energy and environmental policy, while also serving as in-house counsel for the NMMA. Vasilaros was appointed to three federal advisory councils, advising the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior, as well as the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. During her tenure at NMMA, Vasilaros counseled businesses on COVID response, managed the industry’s strategy regarding executive actions on international trade and led the formation of a coalition of recreation business interests.
Earlier in her career, Vasilaros worked on Capitol Hill for two Florida members of Congress, handling health care, education and judiciary issue areas.
Vasilaros earned her bachelors degree from Emory University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was a visiting student at Georgetown University Law Center.