Kelly Nelson, Vice President Hospitality, Bristol Associates Inc
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Mr. Kelly Nelson

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Vice President Hospitality

Bristol Associates Inc
5777 West Century Blvd Suite 855
Los Angeles, California 90045
United States

Company Description: Bristol Associates has maintained a healthcare industry practice for 30 years. We are very sensitive to the needs of our clients and our candidates for...   more

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President Marketing
    Hawaiian Airlines
  • Executive Vice President
    Carlson Travel Group


  • BA , General
    University of Iowa


  • Executive Recruiter specializing in hospitality, travel, tourism, theme park, casino, attraction, concession services, airline, CVB, cruise line, facility management, restaurant, hotel.
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Hospitality Recruiters and Headhunters | Hospitality Executive Search, 13 Mar 2014 [cached]
KELLY NELSON - VICE PRESIDENT Kelly Nelson joined Bristol Associates in 1995 with initial responsibility for our long standing Hotel Industry Practice. As Bristol expanded, Kelly was instrumental in the development of additional lines of business in the Travel and Tourism, Cruise Line, Theme Park and Attractions, Facility Management, Fixed Site Entertainment, and Concession Services industry segments.
Typical search assignments include executive appointments including all "C" level positions and Vice Presidency's. He also handles individual unit or property level appointments including Regional Management, General Management, and Key Departmental Assignments. Bristol has a track record of success in all career categories including -Executive, Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Engineering, Food and Beverage, Business Development, Construction, and Revenue Management.
Prior to joining Bristol Associates Mr. Nelson spent 20+ years as a Senior Executive in the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, and Airline Industry. He served as Executive Vice President of Carlson Companies - owners of Carlson-Wagonlits Travel, Carlson Marketing Group, Ask Mr. Foster Travel, Firstours, Cartan Tours, Radisson Hotels and TGI Friday's. Kelly subsequently served as Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing for Honolulu based Hawaiian Airlines. His in-depth knowledge of the industries in which he recruits adds to his professional approach to Executive Recruiting.
Kelly is a native of the Midwest and a proud alumnus of The University of Iowa. He is a past and/or current member of numerous professional associations, including AHLA, HSMA, SITE, MPI, USTOA, PATA, ASTA, CLIA, and IAAPA.
Executive Search Agency & Recruiting Firm | Bristol Associates Inc, 13 Sept 2013 [cached]
Kelly Nelson
Kelly Nelson Travel and Tourism
Hospitality Recruiters | Hospitality and Hotel Executive Search, 13 Sept 2013 [cached]
Heading the hotel executive search practice is Mr. Kelly Nelson, Kelly brings over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and travel industries to his position as Vice President of Bristol Associates.
Hospitality Executive, 13 Sept 2013 [cached]
Please contact our Director, Kelly Nelson, at or call at 310-670-0525 to learn more about how you may use us as your Hospitality Executive Headhunter to find your next key Hospitality Executive.
Travel industry executive, 13 Sept 2013 [cached]
Please contact our Director, Kelly Nelson, at or call at 310-670-0525 to learn more about how you may use us as your Travel industry Executive Recruiter Headhunter to find your next key Travel industry executive.
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