Jackie Nelson has dedicated over 30 years to public service holding leadership roles of increasing responsibility with significant statewide oversight. Having served in a large public safety agency at an executive level, Jackie focused on employee engagement, agency accountability, and commitment to the communities served. With her broad experience, Jackie was a valued team member known for leading inclusive teams, creating valuable networks, and connecting with people. As the Deputy Director for the Department of Public Safety in the State of Nevada she became the highest -ranking female executive in her agency’s history, paving the way for others to follow.
Sought out for her strategic acumen, project management, and ability to successfully lead a team, Jackie was often selected to lead critical projects. In California, Jackie spearheaded the largest organizational and regulatory mandates in her agency’s history. Jackie holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada-Reno and is a graduate from the FBI’s National Academy.