Nick Ponder, Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs, has nearly two decades of experience working in state and local governments in Arizona and New York City. Mr. Ponder has been nominated for “Best Lobbyist Under 40” and “Best Government Lobbyist” by the Arizona Capitol Times.
Prior to joining HighGround, Nick served as Legislative Director for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns where he spearheaded several major policy efforts including securing the passage of Wayfair legislation and strengthening local revenue bases by increasing the municipal portion of Voter Approved Local Revenue in 2021. Mr. Ponder’s work helped the organization win “Best Industry or Trade Association” from the Arizona Capitol Times in 2019. Prior to his role representing municipalities Nick spent thirteen years working on state and local pensions at the state and local level.