Nick Dhimitri currently serves as Suffolk’s Executive Vice President, External Affairs. In this role Nick leads Suffolk’s national government relations team, public relations team, Diversity Equity & Inclusion team, and manages all of Suffolk’s civic and philanthropic activity. Nick leads Suffolk’s efforts to build a best in class reputation, and helps drive strategic, high-impact partnerships with organizations and leaders working to make a positive difference in communities Suffolk works in.

Prior to joining Suffolk, Nick worked as the Director of Economic Development and as a senior advisor to United States Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Charles E. Schumer. During his time with Senator Schumer, Nick was a critical advisor to the Senator on a wide range of policy matters including transportation, infrastructure, and economic development

Nick served as one of the lead negotiators of several major pieces of federal legislation, including highway and transit funding bills and FAA reauthorization legislation. Nick was also a key advisor for the Senator on infrastructure programs throughout the New York and New Jersey region, including the $20 billion Gateway program, the Port Authority and MTA capital plans, and the Peace Bridge and Alexandria Bay border projects. Nick also worked closely with the Senator on his efforts to attract new employers to the state and region, and the successful effort to keep the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo following the death of long-time owner Ralph Wilson.

Prior to joining the Senator, Nick worked as an advisor to several successful political campaigns for a wide range of local, state, and federal elected officials, including New York Governor Kathy Hochul, US Congressman Brian Higgins, and New York State Senator Tim Kennedy.

Nick serves on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk Cares Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Regional Plan Association. He is a member of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, and the New York State Building Congress.

Nick grew up in Ithaca, New York, attended the State University of New York at Fredonia, and now lives in Brooklyn.