Board of Trustees

O. Alton Barron, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Andrew Hertzmark, MBA
Partner in Generation Partners

Connia Nelson
Senior Vice President of Corporate Human Resources for Verizon Corporate Offices

Margaret Honey, Ph.D.
President and CEO of the New York Hall of Science

Mark Jennings, MBA
Managing Partner and co-founder of Generation Partners

Selim G. Noujaim, MBA, D.Litt. (Hon.)
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives

Bradley Palmer, MBA
Managing Partner at Palm Ventures, LLC

Takashi Yamanaka

Thomas Samph, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer of Post University

Connia Nelson

Connia Nelson

Connia Nelson is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Verizon Telecom and Business, and a Post University Trustee

Prior to her current assignment, Nelson was senior vice president of human resources for Verizon’s consumer group.
In addition, Ms. Nelson was vice president of human resources for the GTE Corporation and was later named human resources vice president for the network services and wholesale markets organizations.

Ms. Nelson also serves on the National Campaign Council for the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, N.C., has been a participant in the National Urban League's Black Executive Exchange program, and serves as the co-chair of the African-American Leadership Network for Verizon.

Nelson is a recipient of the Eagle Leadership Award, presented by the National Eagle Leadership Institute and CareerFocus Magazine. She was also recently named one of the "Most Influential African Americans in Business" by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

A native of Indiana, Nelson holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and a master's degree in organization management from Dallas Baptist University.