Allen Nelson serves as the Chairman of the Board for Atlanta Ballet. In addition to serving Atlanta Ballet as a volunteer board member, Nelson is the executive vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief administrative officer of Crawford & Company.
Arturo Jacobus, executive director of Atlanta Ballet, noted that “Nelson’s time as chairman of the board has been one of many successes. In addition to completing the largest and most successful capital campaign in Atlanta Ballet’s history, the organization achieved several other milestones, including the sale of our former building, the grand opening of the Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre, the return of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, five campaign gifts of $1 million or more, critical investments for artistic programming, expansion of the endowment, and the establishment of a case reserve fund and an artistic innovation fund.”
Additionally, Arturo noted that Nelson has the vision that a leader must possess and is able to articulate that vision to the board, and is committed to building the organization through strategic planning, capitalization, stability, and sustainability. “To him, it isn’t a job; he has a genuine passion for this organization, the art form, the staff, and most important, the artists. It is his experience, ability, skill, and nature that allow him to be a knowledgeable and wise leader for the Atlanta Ballet board.”