Today, Cisco announced Nicole Isaac has joined the company’s Government Affairs organization as Vice President of Global Public Policy. Leading a team of experts, Nicole will drive Cisco’s policy agenda to bolster ICT adoption around the world and enable Cisco’s purpose to power an inclusive future for all.

Nicole joins Cisco with more than 20 years of diverse experience across the world. In addition to senior roles at Google, Meta, and LinkedIn, her background in government is wide-ranging. After beginning her career as counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives, she became a foreign law clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa before joining the office of U.S. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) as floor counsel. And for five years of the Obama administration, Nicole was the deputy director for legislative affairs to then-Vice President Joe Biden and later served as a special assistant to President Barack Obama in the White House’s Office of Legislative Affairs.

Nicole’s track record knows no boundaries, and her depth of experience across the world brings a valued perspective that very few people have. She is a tremendous addition to Cisco, and her leadership will help solidify Cisco’s global public policy efforts.

“As a company that is building next-generation wireless networks and connecting the world, Cisco recognizes that public policies are pivotal to enabling not only a secure and digital future but also one that is inclusive. I am excited to work with Cisco Government Affairs’ team of talented experts as we shape public policy in a way that helps governments around the globe meet their digitization goals.”

Passionate about empowering others, Nicole was the founder and CEO of Code the Streets, Inc.—a nonprofit organization designed to increase access to educational and mentoring resources for inner-city youth through technology. She has also been a trustee with World Learning Inc. and a board member of the Joseph R. Biden Foundation. She was recently appointed to serve as a commissioner to the United States Commission on the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, which protects and preserves historic properties and monuments across Eastern and Central Europe.

Nicole grew up in the Bronx, New York and received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, Master of Arts from Columbia University, Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Master of Studies (LLM equivalent) from the University of Oxford.



Jeff Campbell

Senior Vice President & Chief Government Strategy Officer

Government Affairs and Public Policy