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Anna Spangler Nelson


Anna Spangler Nelson was elected to Knight Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2011. She serves on the Governance, Investment and Nominating committees.

Nelson is Chairman of the private investment firm Spangler Companies, Inc.

In addition to her professional work, Nelson is a board member of several organizations including the C. D. Spangler Foundation, Fidelity Charitable, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Project L.I.F.T, North Carolina Capital Management Trust, and Trinity Episcopal School. She serves as a trustee of the YMCA of Charlotte.

Nelson received a degree in economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard University.