Brooks Nelson manages the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center’s Disaster Preparedness, Relief, and Recovery program. In this position, Brooks leads programming around the private sector’s role in disaster preparedness and community resiliency. Brooks also coordinates the Center’s response to natural and man-made disasters through the Corporate Aide Tracker, business delegation trips, and coordination calls. In addition to leading the global resilience program, he also supports the execution and management of the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. Brooks began working with Corporate Citizenship Center in March 2009 as a researcher for the Together for Recovery campaign.
Previously, Brooks was the senior manager for operations at the Center where he was responsible for the day to day management of the center as well as directing event logistics. He has also served as coordinator for the Business and Society Relations program where he was the lead for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. For this significant anniversary, the Center helped mobilize and track over 911 projects completed by businesses and chambers across the country.
Prior to joining the Center, Brooks was with USA Freedom Corps, the civic engagement office of the White House under the Bush Administration.
Brooks is a graduate of Iowa State University where he holds two bachelor of science degrees, one in Public Service and Administration and the other in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production with an emphasis in creative design. Brooks is originally from New Providence, Iowa.