If you spend any time around the Nuffer, Smith, Tucker office, there’s a good chance that you’ll run into our firm’s Chairman, Dave Nuffer. From serenading the staff at Monday morning meetings to playing the ukulele at our company retreats, Dave is quite the character. He’s also a pioneer in public relations in the San Diego region, having started our firm 35 years ago.
To recognize his successful 50-year public relations career, Dave was awarded the University of Redlands’ Career Achievement Award at the school’s recent Alumni Awards Dinner. The Alumni Awards Dinner, which is hosted by the University of Redlands’ Alumni Association, recognizes distinguished alumni who have made an impact on their profession, the community and/or the university. Recipients are chosen each year after being nominated through the University of Redlands’ alumni awards page and to qualify, must excel in their professional fields and have established themselves as successful leaders in their professional careers – two things Dave has definitely accomplished.
Dave began his career in public relations in 1959, founding NST with business partner, Robert Smith, on April 1, 1974. Fifty years later, he has helped position our firm as the go-to agency for companies and brands searching for effective communication strategies.
Dave doesn’t oversee any account teams today, but that doesn’t mean he’s not busy. He currently serves on several boards, including Benefits Corp., the President’s Community Advisory Council of Point Loma Nazarene University, the President’s External Affairs Advisory Council of Scripps Health, the Strategic Roundtable of the Economic Development Corp. and the board of San Diego Jazz Party. He also participates in San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ ad hoc advisory committee of community leaders.
Dave is truly deserving of this award and has really made a difference in San Diego, the public relations industry and the lives of all NSTers over the past 50 years. From your team at NST, congratulations!