Adult Sponsor and Board Member
Anthony “Tony” Nelson is currently a transportation/maintenance supervisor with Ford Motor Company in charge of 42 truck drivers, coordinating 24/7 logistics and supply chain operations at the Rawsonville, MI Component Plant. Prior to starting with Ford, Anthony served 11 years in the Army. He served as an Airborne Infantryman, a Logistician, and a Black Hawk Aviator. He has four combat tours of duty as well as a three year tour in Italy; he led military units ranging from 14 to 120 personnel. Tony has recently accepted an offer to begin work as a Senior Client Relationship Representative for IBM in Chicago in October 2017 and is looking to return to Southeast Michigan in late spring 2018.
Tony has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business. His military education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ordnance and Aviation Officer Basic Courses, UH-60A/L/M Aviator Qualification Courses, Aviation Officer Captain’s Career Course, and many more. His military awards include six Army Commendation Medals, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Italian Army Parachutist Badge, and many more.