Kevin Nix was Freedom to Marry’s Communications Director, previously serving as campaign media director for the Human Rights Campaign and a key part of the team that Freedom to Marry led, along with HRC and litigation partners, to generate positive media coverage in the run-up to the 2013 Supreme Court marriage rulings. In his prior stint as strategist and spokesperson for Maryland’s winning ballot-measure campaign in 2012, Kevin’s work was recognized by The Baltimore Sun, which wrote, “Advocates ran a savvy and high-powered campaign." In 2015 Nix opened a boutique communications firm, Playbook Strategies, that is built on the success of marriage equality.
Beyond his involvement with other freedom to marry campaigns around the country, Kevin served as lead communications specialist for the Americans for Workplace Opportunity coalition in its successful efforts to secure Senate passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Earlier in his career, Kevin was communications director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which led the work to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; a deputy at Media Matters for America; and an aide to two U.S. Senators from Texas. Kevin began his career at the consulting firm Public Strategies, Inc., in Austin, after receiving his MA from Johns Hopkins University in Government and BA from Tulane.