Rob Nielsen joined Sound’s board of directors in June 2019 and serves as the Board Secretary on the Executive Committee. A lifelong Seattle resident, Nielsen was drawn to Sound for its leadership, making behavioral healthcare more accessible and serving community members who need behavioral health resources the most.
Nielsen works at Jones Lang LaSalle as an Executive Vice President, where he’s helped organizations in the Seattle area find appropriate office spaces for the last 15 years. Nielsen also has an extensive track record for community involvement in the Pacific Northwest; he currently serves on the board of regents at Seattle University. He was previously a mentor at Seattle University’s Albers Business School, the President of the board of trustees at Crisis Connections (formerly called Crisis Clinic) and as the Facilities and Finance Chair at the University District Food Bank’s board of directors.
Nielsen holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Seattle University, and is pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Outside of work and community involvement, Nielsen has also co‐authored a textbook and two peer‐reviewed articles on leadership and humility. Nielsen lives in Wallingford with his wife and two children.