Nick Martin, a former aide to Boston Mayors Martin Walsh and the late Tom Menino, is returning to City Hall to helm the Walsh administration Communications office, effective Dec. 15.
Martin, who is currently the Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, worked in the Walsh and Menino administrations for a combined eight-and-a-half years.
“Nick established a reputation for being a strategic thinker who brings his colleagues together to tell the story of all that the city is doing to support and advance the lives of people in Boston,” said Walsh in a press release.
Martin has spent the last four years working for the Coca-Cola company. In addition to managing public policy issues across a seven-state territory, he also oversees internal communications and has led several initiatives to improve employee engagement for the 3,400-person organization.
“In many ways, this feels like a homecoming for me,” said Martin. “I started as a press assistant in the Mayor’s Office in 2008, and it is truly the honor of my career to have the opportunity to lead the communications team 12 years later. I’m beyond eager to support Mayor Walsh in communicating his ambitious agenda for all the people of Boston, and I’m ready to hit the ground running next month.”
Martin has volunteer roles with several community organizations in Boston, including Save the Harbor Save the Bay, where he’s a board member and treasurer for the nonprofit, as well as the youth literacy organization WriteBoston, where he also serves on the board.
He is also an advisory member to The BASE, which helps student athletes achieve their full potential both on and off the field.
Martin holds an undergraduate degree in government from Dartmouth College. He and his wife Lyndsey, a clinical psychologist, live in South Boston with their dog Stanley.