Robin Nelson, one of our non-profit members, has served as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club / Fargo Youth Commission Partnership for the last six years after holding multiple leadership roles in the for-profit world for the 23 years prior.
At the Boys & Girls Club, she leads a high-performing team of 230 employees and 220 volunteers that serve close to 5,000 youth on an annual basis. Robin is heavily involved in the community and currently serves as a board officer for the Great Plains Food Bank Board, on the Fargo Public Schools Foundation Board and on the United Way Education Collaborative.
She was elected to three 4-year terms on the Fargo School Board in which she served two terms as president and multiple years as the school district’s legislative chair. During her time on the school board, she partook in hiring two school district superintendents through national CEO search processes.
She lends a unique perspective in that she supervises CEO’s, while also serving as a CEO herself. Robin and her husband, Russell Peterson, have three children ages 26, 21, and 14.