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Current Members of The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead are listed chronologically, by their joining date, beginning August 14, 2015



Robin Nelson

Chief Executive Officer Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley
2500 18th St South Fargo ND 58103 United States Work #: 701.235.2147 Cell #: 701.238.1188 Member since: September 5, 2017 Website:
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Biographical Info

Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
Williston High
Montana State University-Bozeman
Member 180 | September 5, 2017


Robin has served as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club / Fargo Youth Commission Partnership since 2012, 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. Robin and her husband, Russell Peterson, have three children.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley is a private, nonprofit organization serving area youth since 1972, and has operated before school, after school, and summer youth development programs since 1986. The organization was originally known as the Fargo Youth Commission. 

In 2008, we became a charter member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Although our name has changed, our mission remains the same: “To provide a safe, caring, and fun environment for youth to learn, grow, and prepare for a great future”. 

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