Mr. Nick Saab provides strategic analysis, advice, and support to Lewis-Burke Associates' (Lewis-Burke) clients on an array of topics, including transportation and infrastructure, space policy, energy, and environment issues. He maintains strong bipartisan relationships on Capitol Hill and works successfully with both congressional committees and personal offices to advance client priorities.
Mr. Saab leads the firm’s portfolio of transportation and infrastructure issues, providing expertise to clients on Department of Transportation-wide priorities and guidance on targeted agency engagement. He gained experience on these issues while at the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he focused on policy, legislation, and grassroots advocacy relating to transportation, infrastructure, and STEM issues. Notably, he assisted in the production of the quadrennial 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure.
With expertise in space policy, Mr. Saab also offers a perspective to clients on current, future, and anticipated opportunities at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Since 2014, Mr. Saab has successfully led efforts on behalf of Lewis-Burke clients and in concert with the broader scientific community to ease restrictions on federal employee travel to scientific conferences.
Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Mr. Saab honed his advocacy skills as a Public Affairs Specialist with the American Geophysical Union where he managed a portfolio that included NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Energy.
Mr. Saab gained policy experience both on and off Capitol Hill working in the U.S. House of Representatives and as the director of a small non-profit engaged in advocacy in support of NASA and U.S. space policy. Before moving to Washington, D.C., he spent time in the offices of both state and local decision makers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.