Nathan currently serves as the Executive Director of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), a national non-profit focused on access to water, economic development, and capacity building for rural communities across the country. RCAP’s work in assisting some of the smallest rural communities in the US helps to build capacity and opportunity in every state across the country.
Nathan has been a leader in economic development for more than a decade at both the federal and state levels. He recently served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor at the US Economic Development Administration (EDA), overseeing policy and external affairs for EDA. He also served as the lead for the US Department of Commerce on the White House Rural Council and the Administration-wide Community Solutions team, leading the engagement in place-based initiatives across the Department of Commerce. Nathan is a leading expert in economic mobility, and was recently selected as one of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in economic development internationally. He has served at the federal, state and local level focused on economic development and entrepreneurship, access to water, disaster recovery and other capacity building efforts.
Additionally, Nathan has served on several non-profit boards and is an active volunteer in the community. He earned two bachelor degrees from Michigan State University.