Gregory S. Nixon, Esq.

Gregory S. NixonGregory S. Nixon, Esq.  '85
Board Member
J.D. Georgetown University
B.S. Tuskegee University
Year Elected to the Board: 2018
City of Residence: McLean, VA


Gregory S. Nixon serves as DynCorp International’s Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.  In this role, he is responsible for and oversees all aspects of the legal, contracts, compliance, human resources, procurement, security, export controls and crisis management functions, managing a team of over 175 staff. He serves as an Advisor to Tracker Capital Management LLC. He also serves on the board of UMUC Ventures.

Mr. Nixon previously served as a Managing Director of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, the operational arm of Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus is one of the world’s leading private equity firms, with over 60 portfolio companies and over $30 billion under management.  Prior to Cerberus, Mr. Nixon served as Chief Legal Officer of CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. while also serving on the Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company Board of Directors and the BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Board of Directors (NYSE BXC). 

Prior to CH2M Hill, Mr. Nixon served as DynCorp International’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Nixon’s other experiences include serving as a Vice President at McKinsey & Company Inc.; a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.; and a commercial litigator at the international law firm of Howrey & Simon LLP.

After serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Nixon held senior government positions in the U.S. Government Accountability Office and served as a special counsel within the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a licensed patent attorney with a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps Reserve. Mr. Nixon is also an adjunct professor of law at Howard University Law School.

Mr. Nixon formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.  He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington and the Executive Leadership Council.