Deb Nelson

Advisory Team(s)
North Dakota Advisory Committee
North Dakota Bush Prize Selection Panel

Deb Nelson is founder and president of DLN Consulting Inc. Ms. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Minot State University in the Social and Political sciences and has extensive master’s-level training from NDSU in education and public administration. She has over 25 years of experience in public relations and grant writing. 

Under her leadership, DLN Consulting, Inc. obtained major contracts with nonprofit organizations and government agencies in North Dakota and surrounding states. The company provides planning services, including grant planning and management, evaluation design and implementation, association management, various business planning and short and long-term strategic planning. 

She has served as a lecturer and presenter at various national, state and local conferences. Ms. Nelson has also served as the principal administrator for several research-based studies for state and federal agencies.

Deb Nelson is the administrator of the Vision West ND Consortium, which represents 19 energy producing counties in western North Dakota. Vision West ND’s goal is to help create initiatives that promote community sustainability beyond the energy and ag commodity industries.

She and her husband Ken, are long-time residents of Dickinson. Together they are dedicated supporters of their community. They have two adult sons and two grandchildren who live in North Dakota.