We are excited to announce several new additions to Nuffer, Smith, Tucker’s award-winning team.
Derek Danziger is joining NST as vice president. Derek brings more than 17 years experience in public relations, marketing and public affairs to the firm. He most recently served as vice president of marketing and communications for the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC). At CCDC, Derek acted as the organization’s spokesperson and managed media relations, communications and community outreach programs relative to downtown San Diego’s redevelopment efforts. Prior to CCDC, Derek worked in the education and public relations departments at SeaWorld San Diego, and coordinated international media relations activities for the grand opening of LEGOLAND California. He also served as director of media and public relations for the Super Bowl XXXII Host Committee in 1997, working directly with the NFL, international media and the San Diego community to implement a variety of Super Bowl-related events and activities.
Derek received his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California, San Diego and served two terms as president of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Diego/Imperial Countries Chapter. He is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) and is also a LEAD San Diego graduate. In 2006, he was honored by PRSA San Diego as Public Relations Professional of the Year.
We have expanded our interactive team with the hiring of Sean Masterson as digital strategist. Most recently, Sean served as web and e-commerce manager for iProlog, Inc. Prior to that he was principal at SMB Studios, a San Diego-based web development and social media firm. He also previously served as global marketing coordinator for Prestige International, Inc. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and has completed certificates in graphic design and web design from University of California, San Diego.
We also added Jazmine Allen to our account services team as an account coordinator. Jazmine graduated from San Diego State University last year and has been serving as an intern at NST. She has done a great job on behalf of many of our clients, and we are excited that she joined us full-time at the beginning of May.
In addition, many of you have probably heard that in January we added Mark Olson to our team as a government relations and public affairs specialist. Mark has been doing a great job managing government outreach programs for the California Citrus Research Board.
Prior to joining us, Mark worked as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, and most recently as a top policy advisor to San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, San Marcos, and a master’s degree in communications from San Diego State University.
Please join us in welcoming these new members to our team! We look forward to continuing to partner with our clients and other colleagues to provide exceptional service.