Employees from across the organization talk about what they do and what it’s like to work at NSF.
Spotlight on Veterans
Tom White - Assistant Director, Seafood
Retired U.S. Army Veteran
NSF is a leading expert in the seafood industry, providing unparalleled service in a very volatile industry. It is great being able to provide my experience and expertise in areas of food quality and an excellent opportunity to give back to the industry in every capacity I can.
Steve Tufte – Operations Manager, Chemistry
Retired U.S. Army Reserve Veteran
When I joined NSF almost 20 years ago, I was looking for a job that mattered in which I could use my chemistry degree as well as my supervisory and leadership experience from the Army Reserve. I have stayed with NSF due to its important and environmentally helpful mission, and many of the skills I learned in the Army translate well to work here. Being able to sort out the most important tasks and be timely in all activities is extremely important here and in the Army. I have continued to use my leadership and supervisory skills on a daily basis and get the chance to work with many intelligent and capable people.
Phillip Pierce – Director, Integrity & Process Excellence
Retired U.S. Army Veteran
I proudly served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 with military awards including a Legion of Merit award, four Meritorious Service medals, five Army Commendation medals, a Navy Commendation medal and six Army Achievement awards. I chose NSF because I wanted to join an organization that valued teamwork, fostered an environment to promote employee strengths and allowed team members to excel. My military career provided me with the necessary tools to be successful in the civilian world. The expertise, knowledge and experiences that I was able to obtain in the Army provided me the necessary foundation to be successful in the highly dynamic world of corporate business at NSF.
Elizabeth Jones – Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Business Development
Retired U.S. Navy Veteran
Regardless of one’s role at NSF, what you do every day makes a difference in terms of protecting public health and safety. And while you are making a difference, you also are challenged strategically to find better ways to do things and grow yourself and the organization.
The marketing and communications skill set I use every day was developed in the Navy via Defense Department training programs, graduate-level education funded by the Navy and old fashioned on-the-job training. The Navy also provided management and leadership training that isn’t often taught in the civilian world. On a day-to-day basis, military members are given a lot of responsibility for leading people and programs. You learn how to get things done leading many types of people and personalities, how to manage your time and how to cope with stress and how to “just roll with it”.