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Former Special Assistant to the Secretary

Nancy Guiden previously worked as a “Special Assistant” to the Secretary of the Interior. She left Interior and began working for the Small Business Administration in May 2017.

Nancy Guiden is a political insider who has served in both the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations and has worked stints in the private sector as a government contractor.

In the 1980s, she was secretary for Lyn Nofziger, Reagan’s spokesman and political strategist, who was convicted of illegally lobbying after he left the White House. Guiden then went to work in “Public Relations and Communications” from 1997 to 2001 before working as a Senior Project Manager and Public Affairs Liaison at the EPA in the George W. Bush administration, where she worked on implementing the Great Lakes’ Presidential Executive Order.

From 2008 to 2015 she was a contractor for a “Department of Defense government client” at Booz Allen Hamilton, and starting in 2015 she worked at Advanced Resource Technologies Inc. as a contractor for a Department of Defense government client.

Sources: [Al Shaw, Justin Elliott, and Derek Kravitz, “Here are More than 400 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across the Government,” ProPublica, 03/28/17, LinkedIn Profile for Nancy Guiden, accessed 06/02/17, Wendy Zentz, “Doubt cast on key prosecution letter,” United Press International, 03/05/88, AngelList Profile for Nancy Guiden, accessed 06/02/17, and John Broder, “Lyn Nofziger, 81, Irreverent Adviser to Reagan, Is Dead,” New York Times, 03/28/06; Trump Town Search for Nancy Guiden, ProPublica, accessed 03/12/18]

Background Information

Previous Employers

Additional Background on Employers of Note:

Nancy Guiden, in the 1980s, worked in the Ronald Reagan administration as the secretary for Reagan’s assistant for political affairs.

In the early 1980s, Nancy Guiden was working in the Ronald Reagan administration as Lyn Nofziger’s secretary. Nofziger was Reagan’s “assistant to the president for political affairs” and later his “press spokesman.”

[James Rowley, “Washington Dateline,” Associated Press, 02/05/88, AngelList Profile for Nancy Guiden, accessed 06/02/17, and Jon Thurber, “Lyn Nofziger, 81; Key Aide Helped Groom Reagan for the White House,” Los Angeles Times, 03/28/06]

Nancy Guiden, from 2002 to 2006, worked at the Environmental Protection Agency in the George W. Bush administration. At EPA, her job involved implementation of, and later providing communications for, the “Great Lakes’ Presidential Executive Order,” an executive order that “proclaimed the Great Lakes a ‘national treasure.'”

From 2002 to 2006, Nancy Guiden worked as the Senior Project Manager/ Public Affairs Liaison at the Environmental Protection Agency in the George W. Bush administration.

[LinkedIn Profile for Nancy Guiden, accessed 06/02/17]

From 2002 to 2004 Nancy Guiden worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in DC, where she “served as advisor to the EPA Administrator on external communications efforts,” was a “key member of the EPA team who developed and implemented the EPA Crisis Management Plan for use by EPA’s DC HQ,” “managed human capital function for 52 public affairs staff members,” and worked on implementation of “the Great Lakes’ Presidential Executive Order.”

This executive order “proclaimed the Great Lakes a ‘national treasure’ and helped create the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, which built a broad coalition of bipartisan support for more cleanup.”

[LinkedIn Profile for Nancy Guiden, accessed 06/02/17 and Peter Annin, “Commentary: Under Trump budget, Great Lakes projects may sink,” Chicago Tribune, 03/13/17]

From 2004 to 2006, Nancy Guiden worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago, where she “managed implementation of a Presidential Executive Order regarding ‘communications’ for restoration and protection of The Great Lakes,” and “managed a team of EPA senior staff, state and federal officials, and various non-governmental organizations.”

[LinkedIn Profile for Nancy Guiden, accessed 06/02/17]

Political Connections

Nancy Guiden donated $500 to George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign.

Nancy Guiden donated $500 to George W. Bush’s presidential race in the 2004 Presidential Election.

[Political Moneyline Search for Nancy Guiden, CQ, accessed 06/02/17]

Financials

Department of the Interior salary: $131,767

[Nancy Guiden, ProPublica’s Trump Town, accessed 03/15/18]

Other Information

Nancy Guiden was the “Right Hand” to Lyn Nofziger, Ronald Reagan’s spokesman and political strategist who was convicted of illegally lobbying, though the conviction was later thrown out by an appeals court.

Nancy Guiden has been referred to as Lyn Nofziger’s “Right Hand.” Lyn Nofziger was President Ronald Reagan’s spokesman and political strategist.

[“Moving On,” Washington Post, 01/17/82 and John Broder, “Lyn Nofziger, 81, Irreverent Adviser to Reagan, Is Dead,” New York Times, 03/28/06]

In 1988, Lyn Nofziger was “convicted of illegally lobbying for two defense contractors and a labor union,” but a year later a federal appeals court threw out the conviction because the “prosecutors …failed to show [Nofziger] had knowingly committed a crime.” Nancy Guiden, who had been Nofziger’s secretary at the time in question, testified that she did not type a letter that prosecutors accused Nofziger sending in his “illegal lobbying activities.”

[John Broder, “Lyn Nofziger, 81, Irreverent Adviser to Reagan, Is Dead,” New York Times, 03/28/06, and James Rowley, “Washington Dateline,” Associated Press, 02/05/88]