Social Snapshot: Gale Nelson
The president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami speaks to us in his own words.
Gale Nelson is the President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. Since joining the team in 2006, he has played a significant role in the growth and development of the agency’s mentoring and fund development programs. In 2018, he was selected by the Harvard Business School to participate in the Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management for CEO’s from around the world. In 20016, Nelson was recognized as one of the 12 Good Men of South Florida by the Ronald McDonald House and in 2014, he was recognized as one of South Florida’s Most Powerful Professionals in Business and Industry by Legacy Miami Magazine. Prior to joining Big Brothers Big Sisters, he served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at a moderate risk residential school for court adjudicated boys for twelve years. Nelson earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Corporate Finance from the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH and his Master of Science in Management and Administration of Educational Programs from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL. He earned eight doctoral hours in Non-Profit Leadership at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, CO.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.