U.S. Chamber Ramps Up Social Media Efforts with Hiring of Nick Schaper

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 8:00pm

Former Director of Digital Media for Speaker Boehner Recently Recognized by The Washington Post as ‘One of the Top Hill Staffers to Watch’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that Nick Schaper has been named executive director, digital strategic communications. Schaper comes to the Chamber from House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office, where he served as director of digital media. In his new role, Schaper will help harness the current work of the Chamber in the social media area, and build and execute on a strategy for enhancing it.

“Having Nick on board will help take our social media efforts to new heights as we work to further engage our members and other key audiences,” said U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President of Communications Tom Collamore. “As the Chamber continues to drive the jobs message inside Washington, Nick will drive broad awareness of our priorities in online forums.”

Schaper was recently named by The Washington Post as one of “Ten Staffers to Watch.” While working in Boehner’s office, Schaper contributed to what is widely considered one of the most innovative communications teams on Capitol Hill. He developed the use of social media, video production, and custom web development to expand Boehner’s online-messaging presence. Schaper also assisted other members of the Republican Conference and staff in executing effective, forward-thinking communications strategies.

In addition, Schaper has served as director of congressional affairs for the Adfero Group, a leading communications and social media consultancy, and legislative assistant and systems administrator for Rep. Ric Keller (R-FL). He graduated from the University of Central Florida where he studied political science and computer science.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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