Nathan Osburn

Director of communications—ASTM International


Nate Osburn is the director of corporate communications at ASTM International, a 35,000-member, Philadelphia-based nonprofit that is one of the world’s largest creators of technical standards for everything from infrastructure to consumer products. His award-winning team of six drives media relations, social media, video, a magazine, and branding as well as some e-newsletters and web content. For five years, he served in the Obama Administration as senior speechwriter at the Small Business Administration and then director of speechwriting at the Department of Commerce.  Early on, he was in executive communications at the American Medical Association and then U.C. Davis Health System. He holds a master’s in strategic communications from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in PR from the University of Oklahoma.