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Nelson Watkins, Director of Protocol and Congressional Relations

Nelson has held several key roles at the Faith and Politics Institute during his 15-year tenure. As the Director of Protocol and Congressional Relations, Nelson fosters relationships between FPI and the luminaries, political leaders, members of Congress and senior staff to further the mission of the Institute.   

Mr. Watkins has served as FPI's Office Manager, Program Coordinator, and Senior Congressional Liaison. Prior to joining FPI, Nelson served as an Executorial Manager and has managed responsibilities in a wide range of governmental, financial, service and hospitality management roles. Previous experience includes Assistant Payroll Manager for the Department of Human Resources and Assistant Front Office Manager and Night Auditor for one of the State of Alabama’s largest State Park Resorts. Nelson is a graduate of Faulkner University and the Protocol School of Washington.