Speaker of the Student Senate–Nick Maggio

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Nick Maggio is the Speaker of the James Madison University Student Senate.  In this role, Nick is responsible for conducting weekly Senate meetings, mentoring and encouraging student senators and representatives, crafting and executing organizational initiatives and policies, and guiding the growth and development of the internal part of the Student Government Association (SGA).  Nick oversees the SGA’s five committees by working closely with the committee chairpersons to set goals and manage projects.  Administratively, Nick directs the hiring and committee placement process of new SGA members and acts as the organization’s central point of communication as an ex-officio member of the executive council.  Nick is a results-focused, strategic leader who prides himself on his abilities to maximize the productivity of a team and deliver effective solutions to student problems.

Nick has been a senator in the SGA since his first-year, representing the campus at-large, the College of Business, and the College of Arts and Letters.  During the 2013-2014 academic year, Nick served as the chairman of the SGA’s Student Services Committee.  During his tenure, the Student Services Committee consulted extensively with JMU administrative offices such as Business Services, Food and Dining Services, HPT, IT and the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices.  These consultations resulted in cell phone chargers in dining halls, student printing in Festival, benches on the Quad, more white boards in Carrier, and much, much more.  Further, the committee sponsored resolutions regarding the importance of safety awareness and affordable student housing and organized SGA Safety Week, which won the Rose Award for Alcohol Alternative Programming at the 2014 Dolley Awards.

Outside of SGA, Nick has worked in government compliance for a defense contractor for two years.  In this capacity, he audited financial processes and internal controls of numerous business units, analyzed government resource usage, and performed accounting system documentations.  Nick has also worked as a junior accountant for a mid-sized storage company and as an intern for both Montgomery County Council and Rockville Economic Development, Inc.

At JMU, Nick previously served as the Director of Program Advancement for JMUTeach and currently serves as a board member of the Student Alumni Association and as a member of SafeRides.  Nick is expecting a B.S. in Public Policy and Administration in Spring 2015 with a minor in political science.  After graduation, Nick hopes to either continue his education at graduate school or find employment in the areas of policy analysis, urban and regional development, or consulting.

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