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Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Hires Government Relations Specialist And Increases Capabilities

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker expands its award-winning team with the addition of Mark Olson as a government relations and public affairs specialist.

Olson joins the firm after eight years of experience serving as a public spokesman and staff person for elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. In his new role, he is charged with creating and implementing a strategic communications plan for elected official outreach and public awareness regarding invasive species for the California Citrus Research Board.

“Mark is a welcome addition to our team,” said Bill Trumpfheller, Nuffer, Smith Tucker’s president. “His knowledge and background in public policy will be a great asset to Nuffer, Smith, Tucker and in helping the California Citrus Research Board with its outreach efforts.”

Prior to joining Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, Olson 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.

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Inc. is an award-winning public relations and interactive firm headquartered in San Diego. The firm specializes in branding, strategic planning, marketing communication, social media, crisis communication, issues management and graphic design for local, regional and national clients. For more information about Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, visit or the firm’s Facebook page,

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