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Fletcher to join Qualcomm

Thursday, November 15, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Nathan Fletcher’s FB page

FLETCHER TO JOIN QUALCOMM AFTER DEPARTURE FROM THE ASSEMBLY

Legislative Champion for Innovation To Join San Diego’s Largest Innovative Company

Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher announced today that he plans to join Qualcomm as Senior Director of Corporate Development after his term in office ends on December 2nd.

“I believe in the power of innovation to improve people’s lives,” said Fletcher. “Qu

alcomm brings innovation to people across the globe. They are a great community partner and provide good paying jobs for San Diegans. I am proud to join their team and look forward to helping advance these endeavors.”

“Nathan Fletcher has tremendous talent, a great mind for business and shares our vision about the potential for technology and innovation,” said Dr. Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm. “We are thrilled to have Nathan join us. His energy, passion and drive will be a great addition at Qualcomm.”

As Senior Director of Corporate Development, Fletcher will help develop global strategies for advancing Qualcomm’s mission in multiple areas. This will include wireless health initiatives, mobile education, and the protection of intellectual property. Fletcher will also help promote Qualcomm’s many corporate citizenship and philanthropic initiatives including employee volunteerism and other local and international initiatives under the company’s Corporate Foundation and Wireless Reach program. His position will not involve government relations or lobbying activities.

“During my time in public office, I had the opportunity to get to know the culture and the character of Qualcomm. Whether helping female entrepreneurs in Indonesia, assisting disadvantaged communities across America, or creating jobs in San Diego, I have always been impressed with the Qualcomm approach as well as their philosophy and values as an employer,” said Fletcher. “This position gives me the opportunity to become a partner in helping advance their vision.”

In addition to his role at Qualcomm, Fletcher plans to remain active in the community and will provide more information regarding other future endeavors in the coming months.

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8 Responses to “Fletcher to join Qualcomm”

  1. Mole says:

    Great move Dr. Jacobs! The voters rejected Mr. Fletcher and now you have bumped him upstairs. He can now do things that make him feel good with your money instead of the taxpayers money. Thanks for protecting the tax payer for now.

  2. Hypocrisy questioned says:

    Mole,

    I am not sure I understand the correlation between “the voters rejected” and “protecting the tax payer.” Are you also saying that the taxpayer should be similarly “protected” from Carl DeMaio since he too was “rejected” by the voters?

  3. D7 Voter says:

    Like Fletcher or not, this is the kind of a move that we should see more of from elected officials. Rather than moving from office to office and becoming career politicians (of course, Fletcher wanted to be
    Mayor), this path of spending a few years in public service and then entering the private sector is something many voters, myself included, certainly appreciate.

  4. Mole says:

    Hypocrisy:

    Are you suggesting that Dr. Jacobs should bump Mr. DeMaio upstairs to Senior Director of Corporate Diversity? Why you just have everybody’s best interest at heart.

  5. Patricia Madden says:

    I agree with D7 Voter. Good move. The election is over and Fletcher should be commended for entering the private sector. Hopefully he will come back to the Party as well.

  6. Juan F. says:

    I wonder if he will show up to work for only 30% of the time.

  7. Michael A. Schwartz says:

    Look at how excited we Republicans get over the creation of a job! A couple dozen million more and this country is right back on track! (Though, I think Thor’s Assistant would have a heck of a time posting each one of those press releases.)

  8. Thor's Assistant Thor's Assistant says:

    Other job announcements…

    Transition Team of Mayor-Elect Bob Filner
    Press Release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2012

    FILNER NAMES VINCE HALL TO BE CHIEF OF STAFF

    SAN DIEGO – Mayor-Elect Bob Filner today named his former aide, Vince Hall, to be his Chief of Staff.

    Hall currently serves as Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. He has nine years of prior experience in Filner’s offices, having served as a Council Representative while Filner was the District Eight City Councilman, and as District Director after Filner was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Hall also served three years on the staffs of Lieutenant Governor and Governor Gray Davis, including one year as the Governor’s Staff Director.

    “I am honored to have this opportunity to serve Mayor Filner and the people of this great city, which has been my home for nearly 30 years,” Hall said. “I am inspired by the opportunity to bring my many years of experience in local, state, and federal government to bear on the challenges facing the new administration.”

    “Vince brings decades of expertise and experience to this important leadership position,” said Filner. “His management skills and political savvy are well respected by leaders from throughout our community and both political parties.”

    Hall has a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a B.A. in Communications from San Diego State University. He is a native of Firebaugh, California and lives downtown with his 17-year old daughter, Lizzie.

    Hall is currently volunteering with the Mayoral Transition Team and will begin his duties in the Mayor’s office on inauguration day, December 3, 2012.

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