Talented People but it’s the character that counts

Cody Nichelson

Cody Nichelson

Cody Nichelson

Cody joined Jackson Spalding in 2014, lured by the promise of working on major sports accounts such as the Atlanta Braves and the College Football Hall of Fame.  His first association with our firm began at The University of Georgia when he took- and aced- a Sports Communication course taught by Bryan Harris, now his colleague in the Athens office.

A summa cum laude, First Honor Graduate of UGA’s Grady College, Cody maintained a 4.0 throughout his academic career, despite several internships and leadership responsibilities.  He was President of the PRSSA chapter on campus, covered sports stories for The Red and Black newspaper, served as a Resident Assistant and as an Ambassador for the Grady College.

Cody began his internship track early, spending two summers as a public relations intern at Six Flags over Georgia. Following his junior year, he was selected from a pool of national candidates to work as The Southern Company’s sole corporate communications intern. This coveted position gave him exposure to environmental, investor, media, executive and internal relations and earned him the National PRSSA Altschul Internship Award, given annually to only one PRSSA member in the country.

Getting the impression that Cody was born to lead? All that began back in high school when he rose through the ranks with Key Club International, a service and leadership organization, and was recognized as a Distinguished Governor for his statewide leadership as Georgia’s chief executive officer.  Today, he serves as a student advisor to Key Club as part of his outreach for the Georgia District of Kiwanis.

A huge film buff, Cody taught himself how to shoot and edit video, which led to his freelance business, C&A Productions.  He films weddings, short films and documentaries, which you can check out at www.caprods.com.  When time allows, he also plays recreational tennis, where he has a built-in advantage as a left-hander. Though there’s nothing he loves more than a Saturday in Athens Between the Hedges calling the Dogs.

If it were not for his interest in sports and public relations, Cody would pursue a career as a Special Agent for the FBI. We think he’s more in line to run for president, though, given his historical edge as a southpaw with a track record of rising to the top. 



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