Pierce Nelson joined the CDC Foundation in July 2012. Nelson brings more than 20 years of communications experience to the CDC Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where he spent the last 15 years in several communications capacities, most recently as assistant vice president and public information officer. His functional responsibilities included external communications, media relations, policy speeches, government outreach, crisis communication, web/social media and corporate identity. Prior to his work at the Fed, Nelson served in public affairs and corporate communications positions with Riverwood International Corporation and the Georgia Department of Transportation.