Wendy Nelson, Chair, the Carlson Family Foundation
Wendy Nelson’s extensive experience in business, non-profits and athletics brings a unique combination of leadership expertise to the organizations she leads and supports.
Nelson serves as Chair of the Carlson Family Foundation, a foundation that supports the charitable goals of both the family and Carlson, the family-owned company that owns Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the world’s largest travel management company. She is the third person to serve as chair of the foundation and the first in the third generation.
Nelson is driven to engage, serve and lead organizations that value and create equity, access and opportunity. Her current Board service in the non-profit sector includes; the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Northwestern University and Gold Medal Park Conservancy. Nelson is a member of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable. Nelson serves on the advisory boards for Positive Coaching Alliance and InnerCity Tennis of Minneapolis. Nelson formerly served on the Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee and was co-chair of the Minnesota Super Bowl Legacy Fund and Bush Foundation where she served as vice chair.
Nelson currently holds board positions in the for-profit sector including Carlson and Carlson Holdings.
Nelson holds a B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern. She and her two children reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Your ticket includes Wendy's talk, lunch and social time with other women leaders and entrepreneurs.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
January 28, 2020
$75/lunch and conversation
Upper 90 Club
Northwest Entrance, Snelling Avenue at Shields Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
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