Nick Kratz joined Capital Associates, Inc. in April 2014 after leaving his position as Director of Governmental Affairs for the Pennsylvania Retailers’ Association. Since joining Capital Associates, Nick has managed several clients, and has established himself as respected lobbyist in Harrisburg. Currently, Nick primarily focuses on numerous health related issues, serving individuals with intellectual disability through his advocacy on behalf of PAR (Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability).
Nick managed the legislative issues for the Pennsylvania Retailers’, serving as a lobbyist on behalf of over 60 retail outlets located in Pennsylvania. During his tenure at the Retailers’, Nick primarily focused on issues such as liquor privatization, minimum wage, sales and use taxes, business taxes, and other industry related issues.
Prior to working with the Pennsylvania Retailers’ Association, Nick served Governor Tom Corbett’s Office of Legislative Affairs, where he assisted in all aspects of the Governor’s legislative agenda. Nick was an essential staff member in the office, where he served a year and a half as a legislative assistant to the Deputy Secretaries and the Secretary of Legislative Affairs. On a daily basis, Nick was trusted with the organization and development of multiple legislative tracking systems that allowed for an effective implementation of legislative strategies.
Originally from Quakertown Pennsylvania, Nick moved to Harrisburg following graduation from Messiah College in 2012, with a degree in political science. He has quickly gained a reputation for his loyalty, hard-work, and organizational skills. In his free time Nick enjoys being an active member of The Meetinghouse Church in Carlisle and enjoys golfing and playing volleyball. Nick also serves as the Executive Director of the PA esports Coalition, a brand-new coalition focusing on the growth and development of competitive esports in Pennsylvania.