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Nan Ellen Nelson

Nan Ellen Nelson received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human and Organizational Development with Honors with a concentration in Leadership from Vanderbilt University.

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Ms. Nelson earned her Executive Master’s in Leadership with Honors from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Using her leadership training and expertise, she worked with young people in the Middle East to develop women leaders and to encourage an interfaith dialogue. Her visit to the Middle East inspired her to launch a leadership development program in the United States to empower leaders in moral, servant, authentic and courageous leadership. Ms. Nelson continues to work globally as she is invited to train internationals such as a seminar she did in Croatia to equip young and emerging leaders in the Balkan region. In addition to her leadership development work, she served as a White House appointee to the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 2011, Ms. Nelson joined the faculty at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies as an adjunct professor. 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 was inspired by her passion to empower an emerging generation of leaders who want to ignite a moral movement to make goodness fashionable.