Don Kent, a Vice President at The Nickles Group, draws from his extensive Senate, Department of Homeland Security and private-sector leadership experience to help clients work closely and effectively with members of Congress and staff on both sides of the aisle.
Before joining The Nickles Group, Don served as Chief of Staff for Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) advising the Senator’s activities on the Budget Committee, Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs under Secretary Michael Chertoff and Senior Advisor to Secretary Tom Ridge at the Department of Homeland Security. Don started and grew several practice areas while working at Navigators Global including the homeland security and defense portfolio as well as issues related to cyber security, immigration, law enforcement, bioterrorism, transportation and technology. Don also held a series of senior roles with Senator Don Nickles during his time in the Senate.
Education: Roanoke College, bachelor’s degree