Thao Nelson

Executive Search Consultant

Thao Nelson brings over two decades of professional experience in Higher Education and Corporate having served in leadership roles in Career Services, Talent Management, Organizational Development, and Corporate Relations. 

Prior to joining the Collective, Thao worked at Indiana University - Kelley School of Business where she facilitated customer-centric relationships to drive transformation in the career services and corporate engagement space.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University.  She is incredibly passionate about bringing the right people, knowledge, and resources to the table to make things happen. 

Thao lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.  When she is not consumed with her son’s sports activities, she enjoys tennis, crime junkie podcasts, and all things IU!

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