Nelson Institute Board Member, Tia Nelson Named to Gov.-Elect's Advisory Council

December 27, 2018

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes have named Nelson Institute Emeritus Board Member, Tia Nelson to their Agriculture, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy Advisory Council, which will work directly with the governor-elect's transition team on identifying strategies to protect Wisconsin's natural resources, strengthen agricultural industries, and work toward clean energy innovation.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tia Nelson BS'86, currently serves as the Managing Director of the Outrider Foundation's Climate Change Program. The daughter of Nelson Institute namesake and environmental advocate, Senator Gaylord Nelson, Tia Nelson has continued his legacy, working with a number of organizations that promote conservation, ultimately receiving the Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Protection Award in 2000 for her work in this area.