Elect

Nick Howland

For city council

About Nick

Navy Veteran

Nick served in the Navy on guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER and at Naval Special Warfare riverine unit SBU-22. He currently serves as the Executive Director of The Fire Watch, Northeast Florida’s fight to end veteran suicide.

Businessman

Nick has been an executive in the defense industry for more than 20 years, focused on marine and defense survival products. He has had roles as President of military life raft manufacturer Revere Survival, Managing Director of Survitec Group, and as a director on various local and international corporate boards.

Husband and Father

In addition to a distinguished military and business career, Nick is also a committed husband and father. Nick and his wife Malou are proud to raise their two sons right here in Jacksonville.

Nick’s Biography

Nick is a Navy veteran, businessman, husband and father of 2 boys. After earning his bachelor degree at Duke University in 1995, Nick served in the Navy on guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER and at Naval Special Warfare riverine unit SBU-22. After the Navy, he earned his MBA at the University of Chicago and joined defense systems manufacturer, Raytheon Company.

Nick has been an executive in the defense industry for more than 20 years, focused on marine and defense survival products. In January 2007, he relocated his family to Jacksonville for body armor manufacturer Armor Holdings. He has since had subsequent roles as President of military life raft manufacturer Revere Survival, Managing Director of Survitec Group, and as a director on various local and international corporate boards.

Nick has also served in a variety of civic positions, including the City of Jacksonville’s Charter Revision Commission and also its Environmental Protection Board. He was recently appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. Currently, Nick is the Executive Director of The Fire Watch, Northeast Florida’s fight to end veteran suicide. Nick is passionate about ending this national tragedy. Having spent a career working to save the lives of soldiers and sailors, he now works with the Fire Watch team to save the lives of veterans.

Endorsed by the
Leaders We Trust
Congressman John Rutherford
Sheriff Mike Williams
Senator Aaron Bean
Representative Wyman Duggan
City Council Vice President Terrance Freeman
City Councilmember and former President Aaron Bowman
City Councilmember Kevin Carrico
City Councilmember Rory Diamond
City Councilmember Randy White
JAXBiz – The Voice of Business
Northeast Florida Builders Association
Northeast Florida Association of Realtors
First Coast Manufacturers Association
Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters
Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police

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