Mr. Templeton has more than 30 years of experience in the corporate and government relations field. As a consultant, he has represented the interests of companies such as SAP, Volkswagen of America, DaimlerChrysler, Johnson & Johnson, Pitney-Bowes and the University of Southern California. In his capacity as Senior Consultant to BKSH & Associates, Mr. Templeton assists the firm’s U.S. and foreign-based clients in a variety of areas, including corporate policy and public perception. He is also associated with major outreach activities of prominent national disabilities organizations. Mr. Templeton maintains involvement in a variety of political campaigns and served as a top-level volunteer in the presidential campaigns of Senator Bob Dole. Prior to his government relations role with the law firm of Garvey, Schubert and Barer, Mr. Templeton was NASA’s chief of external relations, responsible for the space agency’s international, commercial, educational and public affairs operations. His earlier service at NASA was in its Office of Congressional Affairs, where he served as deputy director. Mr. Templeton began his professional career at General Electric. Between 1970 and 1981, he was the manager of government relations in three of GE’s businesses: transportation, communications and major appliances. Mr. Templeton was born and raised in Los Angeles and spent two years attending school in Germany. He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and served for two years as an officer in the United States Army.