Remembering Dave Nelson




Our leader, friend and colleague, WIHA Executive Director Dave Nelson, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022. WIHA's board and staff are devastated at the enormity of this loss but are committed to honoring his memory by continuing the work he believed in and matters to so many.  


Dave was one of a kind. He was a gifted strategist and storyteller, but also a kind-hearted leader, advocate and comedian who encouraged new ideas and inspired big thinking.  He took the reins at WIHA just 19 months ago in the throes of the pandemic and guided a remote-working staff at a time when the only constant was continuous change. Both smart and wise, thoughtful and tenacious, Dave leaves a lasting mark on the organization and his colleagues with his intellect, wise counsel and good humor.


Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts as they cope with this enormous loss.