Steven Cash Nickerson, JD ’85, MBA ’93
Cash Nickerson is president and a principal of PDS Tech, Inc., a position he has held for 11 years. PDS is the one of the largest engineering and IT staffing firms in the United States, employing more than 10,000 people annually. Prior to heading PDS Tech, Nickerson held a variety of legal and executive positions over a 30-year career. He was an attorney and marketing executive for Union Pacific Railroad; held the position of partner at Jenner & Block, one of Chicago’s five largest law firms; and served as chairman and CEO of an internet company he took public through a reverse merger.
While attending Washington University, Nickerson was an editor for the law review and a recipient of the US Steel Scholarship. He is a member of the Law School’s National Council and currently serves as chair of the North and Central Texas Regional Campaign. He received a distinguished alumni award from Washington University School of Law in 2013 and a global philanthropy award from the university in 2010 for his support of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative. Nickerson is a member of the International Council of the Law School’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. In June, 2014, Nickerson received the Humanitarian Award from the California Autism Foundation.
An avid writer and speaker on employment, Nickerson is the author of the critically acclaimed StagNation: Understanding the New Normal in Employment (Charles Pinot 2013), and the recently published, BOOMERangs: Engaging the Aging Workforce in America (Charles Pinot 2014). His newest book is Getting to Next, Lessons to Help Take Your Career to the Next Level (CNM Press 2015) He has also published a book on travel, A Texan in Tuscany (CNM Press 2013). He has been interviewed on numerous talk radio shows, including National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, The Joe Elliot Show, Conversations with Peter Solomon, Ringside Politics, and The Dave Malarkey Show. He has been featured in numerous print media including USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. He also serves on the Equifax Workforce Solutions client advisory board and was featured as the keynote speaker at the Equifax Client Forum in 2013.
Nickerson is licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, Illinois, Nebraska and Texas, and he is a member of the American, Los Angeles and Dallas Bar Associations. He splits his time between Austin and Dallas. He is an avid martial artist, holding a third degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, and a Russian martial arts instructor in Dallas.
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