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Connia M. Nelson

Director

Connia M. Nelson, 66, has served as a director since February 2019.

Ms. Nelson is the Chief Human Resources Officer for LifeWay Christian Resources, a position that she has held since September 2018, where she is responsible for human capital management including talent acquisition, employee experience, performance excellence, compensation, value-based culture, diversity, and employee engagement. Ms. Nelson previously served as Vice President – Human Resources of Lifeway Christian Resources from September 2016 until September 2018.

Prior to that, Ms. Nelson worked for Verizon Communications from May 2000 until June 2016, creating talent management strategies to acquire and retain top talent globally, improve succession, increase the employer brand, enhance diversity, deliver total rewards, accelerate employee engagement, manage employee relations and lead the Office of Business Ethics.

Ms. Nelson has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Post University of Waterbury, CT since 2004, where she currently serves on the academic committee and previously served as co-chair of the marketing committee.

Ms. Nelson is a board member for Boulo Solutions, an organization providing flexible work solutions. She is a founding board member of Seed A Better Life, LLC, where she served from 2010 to 2021. Ms. Nelson also serves on the Musician Treatment Foundation board and The Refuge Center for Counseling board.

Ms. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in organization management from Dallas Baptist University.

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