Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Debra Nelson

Vice President, Corporate Diversity and Community Affairs, MGM Mirage


Debra Nelson is the Vice President of Corporate Diversity and Community Affairs at MGM Mirage. Under her leadership, MGM Mirage is now ranked on nationally prominent lists for diversity performance. Nelson has held diversity, public affairs and communications positions at the former DaimlerChrysler and Mercedes-Benz companies in New Jersey and Alabama, where she helped introduce the M-Class sport utility vehicle to the global market. In Nevada she founded the Las Vegas Women of Color Conference, as well as the Diversity Professionals Network. Her board appointments include the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Urban League, Boys & Girls Club, Nevada Hand and the Urban Chamber of Commerce, where she is president. In Business Las Vegas named her among its "Women to Watch," Casino Enterprise Management presented her with its Rising Star Award, and the National Association of Women Business Owners honored her with its Women of Distinction Award.


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