Nancy A. Nord was nominated by President George W. Bush to be a commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for a term that expires in October of 2012. The CPSC protects the public against unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. She was confirmed by the Senate for that position on April 29, 2005 and was sworn into office on May 5, 2005. Ms. Nord also served as Acting Chairman of the CPSC from July 2006 until May 2009.
Ms. Nord was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a law degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Nord has held a number of legal positions both in the federal government and in the private sector. Her federal experience includes service as General Counsel of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, counsel to the Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and attorney at the Federal Communications Commission. In the private sector, she was the Director of Federal Affairs for the Eastman Kodak Company, practiced law with the Washington, DC law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, served as the executive director of the American Corporate Counsel Association and was Director of Consumer Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Nord is married to the Honorable James S. Halpern, a judge on the U.S. Tax Court and the mother of one daughter. She resides in Washington, DC.