Patrick talks with Gregory Nielsen about the key elements of effective nonprofit board governance. Gregory Nielsen is an experienced nonprofit CEO and consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations excel. He is president and CEO of Nielsen Training and Consulting, LLC. Gregory has earned the prestigious BoardSource Certificate inNonprofit Board Consulting. He is also a frequent public speaker on nonprofit leadership and governance.
Gregory previously served as CEO of the Center of Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE), expanding the reach of the organization to serve more than 500 nonprofit organizations through consulting
and professional development. During this time, Gregory also helped launch Destination:Excellence, a 6 month leadership development program for nonprofit executives
and Circles of Excellence, a peer-to-peer learning program for nonprofit leaders. The growth and accomplishments of CNPE under his leadership were recognized locally and nationally,
and the organization was honored with awards from the Better Business Bureau for Ethics and the Louisville Urban League for championing diversity.
Gregory is a military veteran, having previously served as an officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School. In 2016, Gregory was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by Louisville Business First publication.