Nick Thiriot

Communications Director

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute


Nicholas Thiriot is the communications director for the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. He serves as the primary media contact for the Institute and also assists with a wide variety of projects related to economic research, special programs, community outreach, and events. He manages all Institute website and social media content, coordinates the design and release of Institute publications, and participates in University-wide committees to establish customer service standards and administrative policies.

Mr. Thiriot earned his B.S. in Political Science, Master of Public Policy, and Master of Business Administration, all from the University of Utah. Prior to joining the University of Utah, his previous work experience included special projects with Salt Lake City Corporation’s Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development, the Utah Nonprofits Association, and the Utah Governor’s Office. Additionally, he has done work with national media outlets on a variety of production projects across the country and abroad.