Nick Streuli is the Senior Vice President of Washington State Government Relations at Strategies 360, leading the firm’s professional team of advocates in Olympia. Known for his collaborative problem solving and partnership building savvy, Nick has navigated complex legislative negotiations that require consensus across diverse interests in the areas of clean energy, employment and workforce development, housing, and public health.
Previously, Nick served as Governor Jay Inslee’s executive director of policy and outreach, where he managed teams in both Washington State and Washington D.C in charge of statewide policy, congressional affairs, international relations, and local government outreach. During his tenure with the Inslee administration, Nick organized and directed the creation of a nationally recognized statewide public-private partnership to accelerate the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine. He initially joined the Governor’s executive team in March 2020 first as the external relations director helping manage the state’s COVID-19 response.
Prior to his service with Governor Inslee, Nick worked as the legislative director for the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD). In this position, he worked closely with the legislature and stakeholders including business, labor, and family policy advocates to negotiate the historic bipartisan Paid Family and Medical Leave Act for Washington state. In the years that followed, he advised legislators in other states and Congress on how to structure similar programs. He also worked as the ESD federal government and tribal affairs liaison prior to serving as the legislative director.
He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, a nonpartisan public research group whose mission is to carry out practical, non-partisan research at the direction of the legislature. Nick currently serves on the Advisory Board of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, a joint effort of Washington State University and the University of Washington to foster collaborative public policy in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
Nick lives in Olympia with his partner Christina and their teenage son. They enjoy fitness activities, cheering loudly at cross-country and track meets, and spending time with their two dogs. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a B.A. in political science and economics, both from Washington State University.