Jesse Hereford became Director of Public Affairs at NADB in February 2016. As Director of Public Affairs, Jesse oversees all departmental functions, recommends policy direction and strategy, manages U.S. federal legislative affairs and acts as an agency spokesperson.
Previously, Jesse served as the Director of Government Relations and Business Development for S&B Infrastructure (S&BI), a firm ranked 28th in the Top 500 Design Firms by ENR: Engineering News Record magazine. He was the company’s chief liaison to elected and non-elected officials at the local, state and federal level on issues related to transportation and infrastructure.
Prior to joining S&BI, he worked on two separate occasions for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas in both her state and Washington, D.C. offices. In his last post for the Senator, he was the director of state outreach and the San Antonio regional director.
For the Border Trade Alliance (BTA), an organization for which he once served as a staff member and director of its public policy efforts, he served as chairman of the board of directors from 2013-2016. During his three-year tenure as chair, Jesse was successful in drafting and advocating for several border infrastructure bills that became law.
Jesse holds a Master of International Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from the American University.
A native of Laredo, Texas, Jesse and his family reside in San Antonio.