David Nelson (Class of 2021) is the President of Nelson Equity Development, LLC and of Ocean Energy Company, both of Des Moines, Iowa, and a member of Plymouth Congregational UCC in Des Moines. David holds an A.B. and an MBA from Harvard and served as the Chief Financial Officer at various Midwestern companies. David began his career as a bank officer in New York and has long been active at all levels of the local church and served on the Iowa Conference Board of Directors. David volunteers his time as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of Plymouth Place and has previously served his local YMCA and Polk County Youth Law Center as a board member and President.