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Nelson Litterst is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Strategic Communications segment and is based in Washington, DC. He is part of the Government Affairs specialty practice (formerly C2 Group) in the Americas.
As a senior member of the firm’s Public Affairs team, Mr. Litterst advises executive teams, boards of directors and senior decision-makers on public policy issues that pose opportunities and challenges to their organizations' enterprise values.
Mr. Litterst represents a variety of clients in many industries – technology, financial services, consumer products, automobile manufacturing, energy, environment and natural resources and helps direct their legislative and political strategies in Congress. Mr. Litterst has been actively involved in several recent major legislative efforts on behalf of clients, including budget reconciliation, tax extenders legislation, and major trade legislation.
Mr. Litterst is part of C2 GROUP, a highly regarded bipartisan government relations and lobbying firm, which was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2013.
Prior to joining C2 GROUP, Mr. Litterst served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Legislative Affairs. In this role Mr. Litterst was a liaison for the President on Capitol Hill where he focused on numerous issues including pension reform, energy, environment, labor, natural resources and small business.
Specifically Mr. Litterst was involved with the legislative strategy for passage of the Administration’s pension reform and retirement security legislation and the Administration’s energy bill. In addition, Mr. Litterst worked with Congress to pass historic Brownfields legislation that was signed into law by the President. He was also part of an Administration team that helped develop the President’s pension reform proposal, forest management initiative and Yucca Mountain nuclear storage approval.
Prior to his service in the White House, Mr. Litterst was Director of Federal Government Relations at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small-business advocacy group. During Mr. Litterst’s tenure, NFIB was ranked by Fortune Magazine as one of the top lobbying organizations in the country. As Director, Mr. Litterst managed and developed grassroots and lobbying strategies for the small business lobby.
Mr. Litterst began his career in Washington working for House Republican Leader Robert H. Michel (IL). He also served as a Senior Legislative Assistant to Representative Gary A. Franks (R-CT).
Mr. Litterst completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University with a degree in Public Affairs.