With over 31 years of public service, Jerry Nelson recently retired (September 2019) as the Manager of the Waterloo, Iowa Social Security Field Office. His background within the agency encompassed positions in management, public affairs, and as a technician.

During numerous assignments, he traveled throughout the Midwest working in Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and multiple offices in Iowa. He served as Regional President of the Kansas City Managers Association for six years and remains involved with the National Council of Social Security Management Associations and several committees. In 2019, he was recognized by NCSSMA with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jerry graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Political Science. He lives in Clear Lake, Iowa with his lovely wife Cynthia, and is the proud father of four and grandfather to two. In his free time, he is a passionate hobbyist in the sports collectibles market.