Local Government Fellow

Nichole Dunn

Salt Lake County, UT

Vice President for Federal Policy, Results for America

Former Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer to Mayor Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County, UT

Nichole is the Vice President for Federal Policy.  Nichole brings more than 20 years of public and nonprofit executive leadership, data-driven performance management, and public policy innovation experience to this role.  She most recently served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Ben McAdams. Prior to joining the Office of Congressman Ben McAdams, Nichole served as Vice President for Innovation and Community Impact at Results for America, where she led nonprofit and state policy, launching a fellowship for nonprofit CEOs and advancing evidence-based policy at the intersection of nonprofits and government. Prior to 2015, she served as Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations, she established a track record of increased accountability through performance management and improving outcomes through strategic initiatives (Pay for Success, criminal justice reform, collective impact projects, data-driven decision making). Nichole uniquely served as Deputy Mayor for two separate administrations, appointed first by Mayor Peter Corroon from 2009-13.  Nichole was a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Results for America Local Government Fellowship.

Nichole earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Utah, where she also received her B.S. in Behavioral Science and Health.  She holds an Executive Certificate in Driving Government Performance from the Kennedy School of Government.