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Nan Ellen Nelson

Nan Ellen Nelson served as a White House appointee to the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Organizational Development with a focus on Leadership, and received an Executive Master's in Leadership from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

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In 2007, as an ethical leadership expert, she visited young people in Palestine, Jordan, and Ethiopia to develop women leaders and to encourage an interfaith dialogue. Her visit there inspired her to launch a leadership development business in the United States to empower leaders in moral, servant, authentic, and courageous leadership. Ms. Nelson’s leadership development work took her to Croatia last year to train young and emerging leaders in the Balkan region. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, she teaches three leadership courses: Character, Conscience and Courage; Moral Leadership and Social Justice; and Purpose and Personal Mission. The curriculum that Ms. Nelson developed for her courses was inspired by her passion to empower an emerging generation of leaders, to find their authentic voice, making goodness fashionable and living a difference to make the world a better place.