Charles Nesby, former director of the Veterans Affairs Center for Minority Affairs in Washington, D.C., has joined Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma City as vice president of government contracting, said Philip Busey Jr., vice president of communications for The Busey Group.
Delaware Resource Group is part of The Busey Group, and Busey said Nesby's experience in Washington will be an asset to the company, which specializes in minority government contracts.
Nesby was appointed to the VA position in 2001 by President George W. Bush, and prior to that post spent 26 years in the U.S. Navy. He made his mark in the Navy as the first African-American instructor at the Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla., and is a graduate of U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, known as Topgun.
After several tours in F-14 Tomcat fighter squadrons, Nesby was air wing commander and a major program director for the Naval Air Systems Command.
Nesby's father, Charles Sr., was one of the famous Tuskegee airmen of World War II.
Nesby, who will be headquartered in Delaware Resource Group's new Washington office, said he's excited about the opportunity. …