Hart Nelson is associate vice chancellor of Workforce Solutions Group at Saint Louis Community College. He has 24 years of career experience in public policy, government relations, intelligence, and information technology. Nelson serves as the lead for economic and workforce development, is responsible for managing corporate and community workforce development, continuing professional development and personal enrichment education, as well as managing entrepreneurial initiatives that reflect the needs of local, regional and national employers. Most recently, he was vice president of public policy for the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Nelson has been a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, an intelligence officer with the United States Navy Reserve, and an information technology architect with IBM. As a volunteer, he is board treasurer of Citizens for Modern Transit and vice chair of the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission. Nelson holds a BA in political science and mass communication from the University of California at Berkeley and master's degrees in business administration and information management from Washington University in St. Louis.