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Angela Nelson

Angela D. Nelson

VP, Multicultural Business Development

AKA: Community Connector
(616) 233-3568

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Lead community relations, diversity and inclusion and workforce development initiatives; while also supporting the organization’s mission to market Grand Rapids as a premier destination.


  • Grand Valley State University, B.B.S. Organizational Information Systems (minor, Computer Information Systems)
  • Michigan State University, M.B.A. Integrative management
  • Certified Tourism Ambassador

Volunteer Associations:

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • CAA, Community Inclusion Taskforce
  • Tall Turf Ministries
  • YWCA of Central Michigan, Helen Claytor Leadership Fund Committee

Professional Associations:

  • Center for Community Leadership, Leadership Grand Rapids Class of 2015
  • Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity
  • National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
  • National Black MBA

How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

1 year

How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

I was hired into a newly created leadership position at Experience Grand Rapids, and I look forward to working many years in this industry.

Favorite Vacation Spot?

Cape Town, South Africa

One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?

Get out and explore, you never know what hidden gem you may uncover.