Nancy partnered with Jenny Camper to form Lesic & Camper in 2002. Over the years, she has worked with civic and business leaders to oversee communications for substantial community efforts, primarily based in Ohio and the Midwest.
A former journalist and press secretary, Nancy is driven by a deep-rooted work ethic that constantly results in thorough, creative and swiftly produced work for a diverse array of clients. Trust and performance have helped her build a vast and constantly growing network of relationships among public officials, business leaders and the media.
Her expertise in media relations, crisis communications and issues management have served her well while working on a long list of highly visible commercial real estate projects and other large-scale developments. In Cleveland, that includes the $500 million Flats East Bank project, the relocation of American Greetings headquarters, Cuyahoga County government transition, the countywide campaign to extend a tax that finances improvements to Cleveland’s three professional sports teams.
She also managed public affairs efforts to win public approval for the recently completed $140 million improvements at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse and the $200 million makeover of Progressive Field.
Throughout the Midwest, Nancy oversees communications for Citizens Bank.
She has also been involved in a number of Lesic & Camper statewide initiatives. She led communications efforts on behalf of The Pew Charitable Trusts to reform Ohio’s highest-in-the-nation payday lending rates. The bill, which many said was DOA due to the deep pockets of the payday lending industry and its army of lobbyists, was passed. Nancy and the firm secured significant and positive media coverage, and just about every Ohio daily newspaper exerted extreme pressure on the Ohio legislature to approve the reforms – some more than once.
She has also represented the Greater Cleveland Partnership on a wide variety of issues such as education reform, Medicaid expansion, NASA, tax policy and much more.
From 1994 to 2000, Nancy served as press secretary to Cleveland Mayor Michael White. She directed communications for the nationally heralded campaign to bring NFL football back to Cleveland. A member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2000, Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University, where she studied political science and economics. She began her career as a journalist for the Lake County News-Herald. She splits her time between Cleveland and Akron.