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Who are we?

The Nimitz Group is a leader in government relations excellence, recognized as the premier firm dedicated to veteran policy. Founded in 2016 with a dedication to creating significant change, the Nimitz Group has served as a prominent voice in Washington, DC for the well-being and rights of American veterans.

Our Mission

Committed to promoting positive outcomes, the Nimitz Group is motivated by a mission to improve the lives of veterans via in-depth government relations approaches. Through navigating the complex terrain of public policy, communications, and advocacy, the Nimitz team strives to generate an enduring and hopeful future for those who have served our country.


Justin Brown

Founder and CEO

Justin Brown is the Founder and CEO of The Nimitz Group. Prior to launching his own business, he was the Democratic Staff Director for the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. He has nearly a decade of veterans’ focused experience and advocacy, fighting on behalf of veterans and their families to increase educational and employment opportunities, to expand access to benefits and healthcare, and to eliminate homelessness.

Justin is a Navy veteran, University of Utah graduate, and U.S. Naval War College graduate. He has worked for: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congressman and former Admiral Joe Sestak, the VFW, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a veterans’ advocate, Justin pushed for passage of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and raised the issue of veteran unemployment during the economic recession. He has testified  before numerous Congressional Committees and has participated in round tables, press conferences, documentaries, and media interviews regarding veterans’ economic and benefits issues.

In 2015, he ran a passionate but unsuccessful race in the Democratic Primary for the Virginia House of Delegates. He currently serves as an appointee to Fairfax County’s Economic Advisory Commission.

Danielle Forand

Junior Partner 

Danielle Forand was promoted to Junior Partner at the Nimitz Group in November 2023, bringing over three years of expertise in policy analysis and legislative tracking.

With a focus on national security, Danielle holds an MA in International Relations from Webster University, earned in 2022, and a BA in Political Science and American Studies from Christopher Newport University, obtained in 2020.

Danielle’s educational experience and background as an Air Force brat fuels her passion for advocating on behalf of this community.

Her hobbies include cross-stitching, binge-watching, and bar-hopping.

Lindsay Gelman

Communications Associate

Lindsay Gelman is a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate from Elon University with degrees in Strategic Communications and Political Science.

She has worked in the communications and public relations space for four years, with internships ranging from Lockheed Martin, Goodwill, Greek House, and Prosek Partners.

She is excited to work with such a mission-driven company and is looking forward to getting to know those in the veteran space.

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