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NIST Contacts for the News Media

Gaithersburg, Md.
Phone: (301) 975-2762

Mailing address:
100 Bureau Dr., Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070

Boulder, Colo.
Phone: (303) 497-4044

Mailing address:
325 Broadway
MC 107.02
Boulder, CO 80305-3337

Director, Public Affairs Office
Gail Porter, 301-975-3392

Director, Media Relations
Jennifer Huergo, 301-975-6343
Topic areas: Disaster & Failure Studies, NIST Budget, Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Health and Medicine, Materials, Baldrige program

Managing Editor/Public Affairs Specialist
Ben Stein, 301-975-2763
Topic areas: Physics, Quantum Information

Public Affairs Specialists
Alex Boss, 301-975-3611
Topic area:  Standard Reference Materials

Chad Boutin, 301-975-4261
Topic areas:  Advanced Communications (Gaithersburg-based research), Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Biometrics, Cryptography, Neutron Research

Jonathan Griffin, 301-975-4117
Topic areas: Buildings and Fire, Robotics, Manufacturing, Community Resilience

Rich Press, 301-975-0501
Topic areas: Forensics, Greenhouse Gases

Director, Boulder Media Relations
Laura Ost, 303-497-4880
Topic areas: Timekeeping, Physics, Advanced Communications (Boulder-based research)

Department of Commerce Communications Policy

Created June 16, 2009, Updated April 1, 2020