Clifton, Weiss & Associates appoints Nathan Niles president and CEO

09 December 2019 2 min. read
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Clifton, Weiss & Associates (CWA) has named Nathan Niles as its president and CEO. CWA is a communication system design firm that offers consulting services to rail, bus, airport, and electric, water, and gas utilities clients. Elizabeth Clifton and Stephen Weiss, the firm’s founders, will take on the roles of executive vice president and senior vice president, respectively.  

"We are fortunate to have someone of Nate's caliber and experience leading the firm," Clifton said.  "We are growing and look forward to his leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. He is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities."

Niles is a certified public accountant with a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Harvard. Prior to joining CWA, her served as CFO, then executive vice president, at Children’s Dental Management, a Pennsylvania-based dental support organization which works with pediatric dental practices to provide preventive services, diagnostic images, and restorative care.

Clifton, Weiss & Associates appoints Nathan Niles president and CEO

He was also CEO and CFO of RSC Management, LLC, which operates more than 20 nursing homes in Pennsylvania, as well as president of Nexus Medical, which provides rehab equipment, medical equipment, and home accessibility products, and Nexus Healthcare Group, an accounting and management consulting firm for healthcare providers. Niles is also a former director at FTI Consulting and senior associate at PwC.

"I am honored and excited to continue the successes CWA has attained over the last 26 years,” Niles said. “I believe CWA will have an increasingly important role in designing communication systems for our transportation and utility clients."

CWA is headquartered in Pennsylvania. It recently worked with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) to plan, design, and implement positive train control systems designed to prevent train-to-train collisions. The firm also assisted the Metro-North Commuter Railroad – a suburban commuter rail service run by New York’s Metropolitan Transport Authority – in the design of a systemwide hybrid telecommunications network. The firm was also recently contracted to replace the wireless communication networks at Newark Liberty Airport, in New Jersey.