Nicholas Bergin serves as the development director for the Center For Rural Affairs, a non-governmental organization focused on creating strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all. He has a decade of experience in the media industry. Prior to joining CFRA, he served as a reporter for the Journal Star newspaper in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was awarded first and second place reporting prizes in the Associated Press' 2016 Great Plains News and Photo Contest. He earned his Bachelor degree in Journalism from the University of Iowa.