Strategy 9: Develop and deploy neighborhood assets to align with regional economic growth
Christopher Nelson became a Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs Fellow in January of 2013. In 2014 Christopher was promoted to Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Comcast and currently serves as Mayor for the Village of West Dundee, IL.
Christopher served at Comcast as Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs for the Greater Chicago Region. Having been with the company since 2003, Christopher coordinates relations between Comcast and communities in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago, in addition to a multitude of legislative districts. Christopher’s duties have also included a number of notable projects, including participating in the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal in 2011.
Prior to coming to Comcast, Christopher worked as an administrator in local government for a decade, specifically in the communities of Sycamore, Schaumburg, and Hoffman Estates. He is also a board member of the Dundee Township Boys and Girls Club, the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, and the NIU Political Science Department Advisory Commission.
A native of the Chicago area, Christopher received both his Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters in Municipal Management from Northern Illinois University.