Nic C. Covey

Nicholas C. “Nic” Covey, 2004

B.A., Denison University

Vice President, Strategic Relationships
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio

Nic C. Covey ’04As Vice President, Strategic Relationships at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Nic Covey is responsible for domestic and international collaborations that advance the mission of the nation’s #1 ranked children’s hospital. Previously, he led consumer-facing partnerships at Kroger, where he co-founded the grocer’s corporate venture capital fund to invest in emerging brands, PearlRock Partners. Nic’s career kicked off at Nielsen, where he spent more than a decade in various roles co-founding and serving as executive director for a public-private partnership for sustainable development data with the United Nations. Nic joined Nielsen via an internship arranged by Denison’s career office and offered by Denison trustee and former Nielsen vice chair Susan Whiting ʼ78, who has remained a lifelong mentor. Along with Denison roommate John Hammond ’04, Nic has published two travelogues in The New York Times: one a tour of hamburgers across America; the other of bars that have been frequented by American

Nic graduated from Denison with a Bachelor of Arts in history and communication in 2004. While on The Hill he was active in the Denison Campus Governance Association (serving as D-Day chair and student body vice president), The Denisonian, WDUB, Phi Alpha Theta, Lambda Chi Alpha, and in the Office of Admission as a senior interviewer. His service on the Senior Gift Committee in 2004 was a precursor to his ongoing commitment to remaining involved at Denison long after graduation.

As an alum, Nic is an active and steadfast volunteer. His past service includes his Reunion Gift Committee, the Denison Alumni Recruiting Team, chair of the Annual Fund, and a decade on the Alumni Council, where he served first as careers chair and then as president. During that time, he helped create a volunteer program for parents and alums to assist Denison students as they launched their careers. Nic is a loyal donor to the university’s annual fund and the Gentlemen of Stone 105 Endowed Scholarship Fund and is currently part of Denison’s campaign executive committee.

“I’m glad to have any opportunity to highlight what a life-changing experience the liberal arts — and Denison in particular — were for me,” said Nic. “Denison taught me to learn and to be in community with people who are different than me. Staying involved with the college has extended that experience and brought me so much joy.”

Nic and his wife, Meghan, have three children and live in Cincinnati, where Nic serves as director of his neighborhood’s civic association.