Connia M. Nelson, 63, has served as a director since February 2019.
Ms. Nelson is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for LifeWay Christian Resources, a position that she has held since September 2018, where she is responsible for talent acquisition and management, employee experience, performance excellence, compensation, value-based culture, diversity and employee engagement. Ms. Nelson previously served in this same role as Vice President/Senior Director of Human Resources of Lifeway Christian Resources from September 2016 until September 2018.
Prior to that, Ms. Nelson worked for Verizon Communications from May 2010 until June 2016, where she created talent management strategies to acquire and retain top talent globally, improve succession, increase the employment brand, enhance diversity, deliver total rewards, accelerate employee engagement and managed employee relations.
Ms. Nelson has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Post University of Waterbury, CT since 2004, where she currently serves as the co-chair of the marketing committee and has previously served on the student life committee.
She is a Founding Board Member of Seed A Better Life, LLC, a charitable organization currently supporting an educational development project in Rwanda, a position that she has held since 2010. Ms. Nelson has also served as a member of the President’s Board of Advisors for Indiana State University since 2010.
Ms. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in organization management from Dallas Baptist University.