Job Nelson was appointed Chief Policy Strategist in October 2019. He formerly served as Assistant Vice President of External Relations, and prior to that was the Director of Government and Civic Relations. Before joining the Port of San Diego, Nelson’s comprehensive experience in public affairs included heading up intergovernmental relations for San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders; serving as deputy chief of staff for San Diego Mayor Susan Golding; serving as a policy consultant to the California Senate Minority Leader; and serving as chief of staff for a San Diego City Councilperson. In the private sector, Nelson worked in public affairs, university relations and strategic planning for Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and was a research analyst with local polling firm Competitive Edge Research. Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and a master’s degree in public policy from Claremont Graduate University.
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