Mr. Nelson is a Vice President of Ralph Andersen & Associates, following a career of over 20 years in the public sector, working primarily in municipal government where he was known for his progressive and principled leadership. Under his tenure, the city increased employee engagement, citizen satisfaction (amongst the highest in a national survey), and made drastic improvements in the labor-management climate. He created public-private partnerships that allowed for superior levels of service during budget shortfalls, while enhancing relationships with stakeholders in the community. Additionally, he has provided expert testimony for state and local legislative bodies.
Mr. Nelson was a co-founder of a municipal Human Rights Committee, engaging businesses and citizens in workshops and community dialogue on diversity and social equity issues, in and out of the workplace. Mr. Nelson also has extensive education and experience in Information Technology and has demonstrable experience leveraging it in public sector environments.
Mr. Nelson holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield with a graduate certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations. He is a member of the National Public Employers Labor Relations Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Nelson is an adjunct faculty member for Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
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