Susan Nelson, executive vice president, TDC, has been with the company 1987. Over the years, she has led a wide range of projects that includes mergers, strategic business plans, financial restructuring, and facilities planning. Nelson’s practice focuses on the complex challenge of aligning an organization’s strategy, implementation plan, and financial sustainability. Her deep financial and market analysis skills and hands-on operational experience have given her a special expertise in how to scale an organization to an appropriate size while creating a sustainable financial capitalization plan. She has worked with clients of all sizes in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, and social services. She also works with foundation clients to develop effective grantmaking programs and strengthen their investments in organizations. Prior to joining TDC, she held management positions at a variety of nonprofits and public agencies, including the Boston Housing Authority and the Opera Company of Boston.