Elysa L. Nelson
Supporting clients with reputation management, crisis training, and community relations to elevate their thought leadership and strategic communications platforms.
Elysa serves as a senior vice president based out of Pierpont’s Houston office, while also managing the firm’s San Antonio operations. She is a trusted advisor to her clients and can effectively balance the big picture business strategies with detail-oriented communications solutions. With more than 13 years of experience in nonprofit, agency and corporate communications, Elysa’s industry insights prove valuable to the clients she supports in media relations, public affairs, community relations, crisis management, digital engagement, and internal and corporate communications. She supports the firm’s media and crisis training programs for a variety of clients as well as for executive MBA programs and industry associations, and she contributes to the firm’s pro-bono efforts, working with various local organizations to further their brand awareness and fundraising efforts.
Before she joined Pierpont, Elysa worked for Fidelity Investments, executing internal and external communications strategies for various business units including community relations, Fidelity Labs, global business services and technology. She has deep expertise in a variety of fields including petrochemical, financial and professional services, and retail operations. She is passionate about the nonprofit sector and is heavily involved in her clients’ community relations initiatives.
Outside of the office, Elysa is an active participant of the Greater Houston Partnership and the National Investor Relations Institute, and volunteers regularly to support organizations focused on finding a solution to homelessness and food insecurity for children. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and public relations from Sam Houston State University.