Brooks Nelson

Director, Global Resilience, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Brooks Nelson manages the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center’s Disaster Preparedness, Relief, and Recovery program. In this position, Brooks leads programming around the private sector’s role in disaster preparedness and community resiliency. He also coordinates the Center’s response to natural and man-made disasters through the Corporate Aide Tracker, business delegation trips, and coordination calls. In addition to leading the global resilience program, he also supports the execution and management of the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. Brooks began working with the Corporate Citizenship Center in March 2009 as a researcher for the Together for Recovery campaign. Prior to joining the Center, Brooks was with USA Freedom Corps, the civic engagement office of the White House under the Bush Administration. He is a graduate of Iowa State University where he holds two bachelor of science degrees. Brooks is originally from New Providence, Iowa.