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Rick Nelson


Rick Nelson is a retired faculty member in Finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Prior to entering academics, he spent 16 years in various roles in corporate treasury, insurance, banking, and institutional investing. He holds finance undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was a board member of Alliance Housing in Minneapolis for more than 30 years serving as treasurer and board chair. Rick has served on the Parks & Trails Finance Committee since 2020. A lifelong Minnesotan he enjoys biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and duck hunting. Rick and his wife Lisa enjoy visiting their grown sons Sam and Tommy, traveling, cooking, and spending time at their lake home in Grand Rapids with their yellow lab Rosie.