August 10, 2018 at 10:58 am EDT | by Peter Rosenstein
Comings & Goings
Tony Uceda, Nathan A. Cardon, gay news, Washington Blade

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Tony Uceda, gay news, Washington Blade

Tony Uceda (Photo courtesy of Uceda)

Congratulations to Tony Uceda who began his job with StartOut as the new development director. StartOut is a national nonprofit organization fostering and developing entrepreneurship in the LGBTQ community. They help members of the community who are trying to start new companies and support LGBTQ entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses.

Prior to this, Uceda was the major gifts officer with the National LGBTQ Task Force. He previously served as director of mission and program integration with the St. Labre Indian Mission where he oversaw development of education programs and outreach initiatives. He received his bachelor’s in philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary College, Benedict, La., and a fundraising management certificate from Indiana University.

Congratulations also to Nathan A. Cardon who is the new associate general counsel, customer support & quality operations for Facebook. Cardon said his role is to “support the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) team, which includes both the Oculus VR unit and the Building 8 unit. I’ll be helping the company work on physical product issues to ensure fun, safe end user experiences and to help ensure product safety and compliance with U.S. and other legal and regulatory regimes.”

Prior to joining Facebook, Cardon was senior regulatory associate with Keller and Heckman LLP in D.C. He represented clients in communications with the government, suppliers, customers and others. He assisted companies in protecting consumer (especially children’s) privacy under Federal Trade Commission Act and other laws, regulations and policies. Before that he served as senior counsel to Commissioner Nancy A. Nord at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has also worked with Investigations and White-Collar Defense Attorney Wiley Rein LLP.

Cardon is a member of the D.C. Bar and the Virginia Bar and a Certified Information Privacy Professional—U.S. Private Sector and Certified Information Privacy Professional—Europe. He is a member of the Federalist Society. He has co-authored a number of publications, including “A Year of Transition at the CPSC” (Dec. 19, 2017); “Lessons from a Challenge to CPSC Civil Penalty Authority” (Oct. 27, 2017), “Shielded—EU Approves Privacy Pact with U.S., Fee Schedule Proposed” (July 26, 2016).

He received his bachelor’s in political science from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He and his husband Flavio have been active members of the D.C. LGBTQ community until their recent move to California.

Nathan A. Cardon (Photo courtesy of Cardon)

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