Nelson of Holts Summit, Mo., received the Graduate
College Award during William Woods University’s Alumni Weekend. The award was
created last year to honor successful individuals who completed their degrees
through William Woods. This year, two Graduate College Awards are presented.
graduated from the undergraduate evening program for working adults in 2006,
earning a Bachelor of Science degree in management. Wanting to continue her
education, she completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in
by the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional
Registration since 2002, Nelson currently serves as the director of consumer
affairs. She oversees the insurance needs of Missouri customers. Under her
leadership, the division has provided guidance and resources to those affected
by the flooding in southeast Missouri, the Good Friday storms and the Joplin
an active member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, she
has served as the chair of transparency and readability working group.
continues to provide information to the public through multiple public service
videos on YouTube. Insurance-related topics are covered in the videos, such as
flood insurance, autism insurance, the consumer complaint index and the
consumer affairs division.