Greenwich resident elected to World Affair s Forum Board

Greenwich reident J. David Nelson was elected to the World Affairs Forum board of directors during its annual meeting at Stamford Yacht Club on June 5.

Mr. Nelson is vice chairman of VaporStream, Inc., a software company that has developed technology allowing messages to be sent with the convenience of e-mail but with the privacy of a conversation. Previously, he served as the COO of the National Foundation for Teaching Entreprenuership, and educational foundation focused on teaching young people from low income communities how to launch and operate a business.

He was named a Purpose Prize Fellow during his eight years with NFTE, a distinction reserved for those who tackle urged social issues. An alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University, Nelson enjoyed a 33-year career with IBM before joining NFTE.

His current civil involvement includes service on the board of directors of the CenterLight Health Care and Literary Assistance Center in New York City and Future First of Greenwich. Mr. Nelson recently completed terms on the board of directors of the AARP and the AARP Foundation in Washington.

Founded in 1946, the World Affairs Forum is a membership organization that offers  between 25 and 30 programs and events each year in Fairfield and Westchester counties. These programs bring a variety of prominent speakers on international topics to the community. A complete list can be found at

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