Marlin L. 'Buzz' Hefti
Marlin L. 'Buzz' Hefti "joined Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. (VSA) as Vice President in 2002 after service as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs in the George W. Bush administration," according to his VSA profile. "In this capacity, he provided advice to both the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Defense on all legislative matters.
"Hefti brings over twenty-eight years experience in the legislative and public affairs areas of defense, aerospace, energy, space and aviation, including procurement reform issues. He has been active in directing the BRAC corporate congressional closure effort of the first Government Owned Company Operated (GOCO) facility in Stratford, Connecticut, and assisted in corporate lobbying efforts for the North American Free Trade Agreement, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China.
"Prior to his service in the Department of Defense, Hefti worked for fourteen years as Vice President, Government Relations, for Honeywell International. During his tenure with Honeywell (and AlliedSignal/Bendix) he was responsible for developing and executing the legislative strategies of three businesses, totaling over $10 billion, that maintained and improved their competitive edge with the government, while coordinating their operating units and managing the aerospace lobbying staff. In addition, he has managed the legislative support of major Department of Defense programs and of key NASA, Department of Energy and Federal Aviation Administration programs.
"Previously, as a defense lobbyist for The Boeing Company, he was responsible for defense and space issues as well as general legislation for major commercial aviation programs and issues. He has served as national security advisor to U.S. Senator John Warner, R-Virginia. A career U.S. Marine Corps officer, he also served as liaison officer to the U.S. House of Representatives while on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy from 1977 through 1980, prior to which he spent three years as director of national news media for the Marine Corps.
"He holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, and has completed Leadership Strategies for Senior Executives, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Buzz Hefti is a listed as a lobbyist for Van Scoyoc Associates, which represents the Lincoln Group.