Morgan Jackson, Partner
A co-founder of Nexus Strategies, Morgan Jackson is a veteran of a number of high profile political and public policy efforts and possesses a vast network of relationships with national, state, and local elected officials, news, and policy makers.
During his career, Jackson has served in senior roles with presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional candidates, as well as advising Governors, US Senators and Members of Congress, Council of State members, legislative leaders, and the state Democratic Party. A longtime advisor to Governor Roy Cooper, he was instrumental in the historic 2016 campaign that resulted in the first defeat of an incumbent Governor in North Carolina history and in Governor Cooper's re-election in 2020. He continues to serve as Governor Cooper’s Chief Political Advisor and serves in the same role for Attorney General Josh Stein.
While politics has long been a passion for Jackson, his true specialty is public affairs and his years of experience and relationships provide valuable insight to clients seeking to navigate the often murky waters in Raleigh and Washington, DC. Jackson has successfully managed and implemented numerous campaigns, communications and advocacy efforts for leading Fortune 500 companies and trade associations in the areas of energy, finance, healthcare, aerospace, and agribusiness. From City Hall to the General Assembly to Congress and the White House, Jackson utilizes his extensive relationships and decades of experience and expertise in coalition building, campaign planning and execution to deliver the extra effort needed to succeed in today’s public affairs challenges.
Jackson brings a unique knowledge of the political landscape in North Carolina. He also has extensive experience dealing with national and state media and is frequently a named and unnamed source of information and commentary for numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, Politico, The Raleigh News and Observer, The Charlotte Observer, as well as other North Carolina newspapers, television and radio news organizations.
Morgan Jackson received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. A proud Seahawk, he currently serves on the UNCW Foundation Board and is the past Chair of the UNCW Board of Visitors. He and his wife, Shawn, are the proud parents of Emsley and Colt.