Laura Nichols has been named executive vice president for global communications at the DC-based Motion Picture Association of America. In her new position, she will oversee all MPAA international and domestic communications, media relations, new media development and special events.
Nichols previously served as senior fellow and senior vice president for communications and strategies at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a DC think tank. Before joining CAP, Nichols was senior vice president for corporate communications at Public Broadcasting Service. She previously was an advisor, strategist and spokesperson for House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt, and served as press secretary to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and former Representative Vic Fazio (D-CA).