Mari Nakashima has been with The Perkins Company since 2017 and uses her background in communications and crisis management to assist clients in navigating Nevada’s political climate. She has worked in the political and public policy arena at the state and national level for more than a decade and uses that experience to develop creative administrative and legislative strategies for a broad client list. Prior to joining The Perkins Company she served as the Communications Director for Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. In that capacity she managed all media relations, expanded the governor’s online and social media presence, served as his primary speech writer, and worked to help build and strengthen the “new Nevada” brand as envisioned by Governor Sandoval and his administration.
Prior to state service, Mari worked in the private sector for a local marketing and public relations company where she served as the account representative for both public and private clients. Her experience also includes service working for members of Nevada’s congressional delegation in Washington, DC. She is a native Nevadan, proud graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and mother of two daughters.