"The Art of Entrepreneurship" with Leland Nelson

An interactive presentation and discussion with one of Central PA's top businessmen!

Leland Nelson

Leland J. Nelson is a native of Harrisburg and the president and co-founder of Dirty Dog Hauling, a professional junk removal company.

Leland began his career as an auditor at KPMG LLP in Harrisburg and has over 10 years of accounting and auditing experience. In January 2004, Mr. Nelson inked a six-figure private label deal with 90 year-old clothing manufacturer located on the outskirts of Philadelphia that enabled him to bring the brand – Many Milez Traveled Clothing (“MMT”) to the marketplace. Leland is the president of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA (AACCCP), a charter member of the Greater Harrisburg Chapter of the National Black MBA and a graduate of the inaugural class of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute in Harrisburg. Leland has also held advisory positions at CREDC, Uplift Incorporated, AACCCP ,and the Mayor's Bulk Clean-up Task Force and is currently serving on the President’s Circle Committee at Central Penn College.

Mr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Delaware State University and is a certified franchise sales consultant. In 2009, Leland was awarded with the Entrepreneur of the Year awards from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the National Black MBA, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. In 2008, Nelson was the recipient of Central Penn Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award. In 2007, he received the Delaware State University Outstanding Alumni Award and the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA Minority Development Award.

Mr. Nelson supports and invests in the community through the 100 Men Reading Program, FAMU/SBI Program, Big Boys in Training Football Camp, the Annual Dirty Dog Wrestling Duals, and the “Talking Trash” with Dirty Dog and Friends Activity Book.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Leia Rowland by phone at 717-948-6273 or by e-mail at Ler14@psu.edu.


07:00pm — 08:30pm

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Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building