Chairman & CEO
Senator Don Nickles is Chairman and CEO of The Nickles Group, LLC, which he founded in 2005. Nickles supervises the firm's government relations and consulting practices, and oversees the management of business development and client issues.
Before founding The Nickles Group, Nickles served the state of Oklahoma and the country for 24 years in the United States Senate. For more than a decade, he was a key member of the Senate Republican Leadership serving as Chairman of the Republican Senatorial Committee, Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, and as the Assistant Republican Leader.
In his tenure as United States Senator, Nickles built a legacy of advancing free enterprise causes, from natural gas deregulation and repeal of the windfall profits tax in the 1980s, to repeal of onerous ergonomics regulation and the fight against federalized health care during the Clinton Administration. He was the author of the Congressional Review Act and the Child Citizenship Act, and the principal sponsor of President Bush's economic growth package in 2003, which cut capital gains and corporate dividend taxes to 15 percent.
Nickles was chairman of the influential Senate Budget Committee during his last two years in the Senate, and was a senior member of both the Senate Finance Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.