Leland Nelson on "The Art of Entrepreneurship"
Leland J. Nelson is a native of Harrisburg and is 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, Pa. 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.
Mr. Nelson 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, the "Talking Trash" with Dirty Dog and Friends Activity Book, and Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute in Harrisburg.
This event is funded and sponsored by the Offices of Campus Life and Intercultural Affairs (CLIA) and the Student Activity Fund (SAF), and is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Leia Rowland by email at Ler14@psu.edu or by phone at 717-948-6273.