Former CNN Correspondent Joins Boeing Florida Operations.Business Editors & Aerospace Writers
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2002
Brian Nelson, a former CNN correspondent and veteran anchor, has been appointed director of communications Director of Communications is a position in the private and public sectors. The Director of Communications is responsible for managing and directing an organization's internal and external communications. for The Boeing Co. (NYSE NYSE
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In this position, Nelson is responsible for the communications and community relations activities for the Florida region which includes Boeing space and defense businesses in Titusville, Fort Walton Beach Fort Walton Beach, city (1990 pop. 21,471), Okaloosa co., NW Fla., on the Gulf of Mexico; inc. 1941. It is a year-round beach and fishing resort east of Pensacola. Electronic equipment and small boats are made, and military aircraft are modified here. , Miami, Tampa and Orlando. Florida operations at Kennedy Space Center are part of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (Boeing IDS), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a unit of The Boeing Company responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. , a business unit of The Boeing Co.
"We are delighted to have Brian join our communications team," said Mary Foerster, vice president of communications for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. "Brian brings an exceptional background, knowledge and expertise from the world of broadcast journalism. His focus on technology contributes significantly to our ability to tell the world how Boeing is shaping the future."
Nelson most recently led Nelson Communications Inc., an Atlanta-based media consulting and production company with clients in the United States and abroad. During an 18-year career with CNN, Nelson hosted the CNN Computer Connection and was a correspondent for CNN's Future Watch. He conceived, produced and hosted a documentary on Florida's endangered Everglades.
During 1989-1990, he was the executive producer and anchor/host of CNN's weekly Asian-focused news magazines based in Tokyo. He joined CNN in 1984 as a correspondent based in Miami covering NASA's space shuttle program.
In the days following the 9/11 tragedy he reported from Ground Zero in New York, and then covered the military preparations from the Pentagon and U.S. Army, Marine and Air Force bases in North Carolina and Missouri. In addition, he broadcast live during B-52 and B-2 Stealth bomber missions.
Prior to joining CNN, Nelson was a correspondent for several Canadian television and radio outlets, including Canada's CTV Television Network CTV is a Canadian English language television network. It is Canada's largest privately-owned network, the main asset of CTVglobemedia, one of the country's largest media conglomerates. , Standard Broadcast News and Montreal's CFCF CFCF Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (Tampa, Florida)
CFCF Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CFCF Canada's First, Canada's Finest (TV station) television.
A native of Montreal, Nelson received a bachelor's degree cum laude in communication arts from Loyola College of Montreal.
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