Gregory Nielsen, Esq. joined The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) as CEO in 2015 with more than a decade of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining CNPE, he was the Executive Director for Green Hill Therapy, a nonprofit specializing in rehabilitative care for children with special needs. During his tenure, his strategic vision and innovative approach led the organization to new heights and vast growth in an extremely challenging economic environment.
Gregory previously served as an officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School.
Gregory is a frequent speaker and consultant in the areas of nonprofit leadership and governance. In 2016, Gregory was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by Louisville Business First publication. In 2017, CNPE received the Torch Award in Marketplace Ethics from the Better Business Bureau in the nonprofit category.