Colby Nelson

Colby NelsonColby Nelson is a Vice President at Dezenhall Resources, where he specializes in reputation management, crisis communications and media relations.

Prior to joining Dezenhall, Nelson was a Senior Director for External Relations at AARP where he built the organization’s issues management practice, led media outreach efforts and served as a spokesman. Additionally, he led large-scale federal advocacy media campaigns and helped develop internal and external communications strategies on a wide range of issues.

Nelson started his career on Capitol Hill serving in the congressional offices of Representatives Steve Driehaus, Kathy Hochul and Diana DeGette and on President Obama’s reelection campaign. Nelson is a graduate of Allegheny College and resides in Virginia with his wife and daughter. When he’s not with his family, he can likely be found at a nearby golf course.