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.

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