Terry T. Nixon is an independent consultant for the Ford Foundation and for The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). Nixon began at the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) as Deputy Director in 1994, rising to his last position as Vice President for Administration, before he left in 2005. He became a NASI member in 2005 and he is now beginning a term on its Membership Committee.



“In the 11 years that he was on NASI’s staff, Terry worked with committee chairs Nancy Altman, Gwen King, Janice Gregory and Chuck Jones to run a fair and inclusive membership process. It is wonderful to have him back as a member of the committee, providing invaluable continuity and a great example of someone dedicated to the social insurance field,” said Pamela Larson, NASI’s Executive Vice President.


Nixon’s work with the Ford Foundation includes overseeing the management of 11 grantees of the Foundation Social Security Project. His consultancy with IHEP includes overall management of international activities and operations, and employee relations and benefits. Before joining NASI, he served as Director of Administration and Finance at the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA). He also directed the Association’s National Clearinghouse on State and Local Older Worker Programs, which promotes older worker employment issues. Nixon also worked at the American Association of Retired Persons as a Fellow in its housing unit, and as an U.S. Administration on Aging-sponsored Minority Management Trainee at the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida in Tallahassee.



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