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A senior communications strategist with 25 years of experience in government and the White House
The Vice President's Communications Director
Nesbit oversees the agency's communication activities with the public, Congress, the news media, states and governors and various scientific, engineering and education organizations. He began his duties at NSF on June 12, 2006.
Nesbit managed a successful strategic communications consulting business for more than a decade. His clients and projects included dozens of national nonprofit, trade associations, media companies, Fortune 500 companies, major health foundations, public relations agencies and advocacy organizations such as the Discovery Health Channel, the American Heart Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Red Cross, Porter-Novelli, CTIA-the Wireless Association, the Koop-Kessler Committee on Tobacco Policy and Public Health, Burson-Marsteller, the Kaiser Family Foundation and a number of major pharmaceutical companies.
He was former Vice President Dan Quayle's communications director at the White House, and a senior public affairs official in the U.S. Senate and federal agencies such as the FDA. Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler credited Nesbit with convincing the FDA to regulate the tobacco industry in the early 1990s ("A Question of Intent"). Nesbit was also a national journalist with Knight-Ridder, ABC News' (now defunct) Satellite News Channels, nationally syndicated columnist Jack Anderson and others, and managed his own public affairs consulting company. He is now the Director of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation.
He and Ramona Tucker co-founded OakTara Publishers (www.oaktara.com), an inspirational fiction publishing house, in 2006.
Michael Cutler, Senior Immigration Editor And Senior Special Agent Of The Ins (ret): I think it is absolutely essential that I explain who I am. I also feel it is important to explain why I have embarked upon a mission to provide insight about our nation's many failures in securing the United States borders. My opinions are based on thirty years of experience with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Beyond my professional experience, I'd also like you to understand that who I am as a human being is a foundation for my opinions as well. Why is immigration... (more...)