Cody Nichelson

Chief of Staff

Cody Nichelson

Cody first joined Elwood & Goetz as the firm's communications director in 2021, bringing more than seven years of strategic communications, digital marketing, and public relations experience to the firm.

Elevated to chief of staff in 2022, Cody oversees all day-to-day business operations, internal and external communications, brand strategy, and business development for the firm. He also serves as a senior advisor to the CEO and provides operational support for the firm's leadership and advisory teams, as he leads the integration of E&G's strategic vision and cross-functional business initiatives.

Prior to joining E&G, Cody served as the director of the Athens office for an independent marketing communications agency, where he contributed to campaigns for a variety of national, regional, and local clients across myriad industries, including technology, foodservice, commercial real estate, higher education, collegiate and professional sports, transportation, and healthcare.

Cody is a First Honor Graduate from the University of Georgia and graduated top of his class from the University's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Outside of the office, Cody volunteers with Georgia Key Club, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, and the Athens Kiwanis Club. In 2022, he was selected for LEAD Athens, an intense year-long program of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce designed to develop effective community leaders. Cody enjoys spending time with his family — including his three rescue pups, Finn, Delilah, and Chance — playing tennis and pickleball, watching football (Go Dawgs!), exploring the Classic City, and following the news.

Education & Credentials
University of Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism — Public Relations
Service, Associations, & Accolades
Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors — President
LEAD Athens (Chamber of Commerce) — Class of 2023
Georgia Key Club — Assistant Administrator
Athens Kiwanis Club — Member

687 S Milledge Ave

Athens, GA 30605