Stacey Hughes is President and founding partner of The Nickles Group. She is widely recognized for combining her deep understanding of complex health care policy with counsel that is specific to client needs. Leading The Nickles Group health care team, Stacey ensures that clients have a proactive partner in Washington, one who anticipates opportunities and challenges on legislative and regulatory work including the complexities of DME, Medicare reimbursement, and pharma issues among others. Her work runs the gamut from Fortune 500 companies with broad advocacy goals to small coalitions united to change specific regulatory requirements.
Prior to co-founding The Nickles Group, Stacey held multiple positions as leadership staff in the Senate, immersing herself in health care policy, managing major legislation on the Senate floor, coordinating with various members and offices on both sides of the aisle and running House-Senate conference committees. She served as Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Budget Committee, Senior Policy Advisor in the Assistant Republican Leader’s Office and lead staff on the Committee on Aging for Senator William Cohen.
Education: Florida State University, bachelor’s degree