People: Covenant Transportation Group Inc (CVTI.O)
Dr. Niel B. Nielson, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Covenant Transportation Group Inc., since 2003. He currently serves as Chairman of the company's Compensation Committee and as a member of the company's Audit Committee. Dr. Nielson has served as President of Covenant College since 2002. In June 2012, Dr. Nielson will step down as President of Covenant College to become President of the Maclellan Center for Global Christian Education. From 1997 until 2002, Dr. Nielson was the Associate Pastor of Outreach for College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Nielson was a partner and trader for Ritchie Capital Markets Group, LLC from 1996 to 1997. Prior to 1996, Dr. Nielson served as an executive officer in various companies, including serving for two years as Senior Vice President of Chicago Research and Trading Group, Ltd., a company at which he was employed for nine years Dr. Nielson holds investment company directorships, including 12 directorships of closed-end funds associated with the First Trust group of funds, 60 directorships of exchange-traded funds associated with the First Trust group of funds, 2 directorships of open-end funds associated with the First Trust group of funds, and one directorship of the First Defined Portfolio Fund LLC. Such directorships include serving as a member of the audit, compensation, nominating and governance, and valuation committees of such funds. During the past five years, Dr. Nielson also has served as a director of the Maclellan Foundation, Inc., the Maclellan Center for Global Christian Education, the Covenant College Foundation, the Chalmers Center for Economic Development, Allied Arts of Chattanooga, and the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Dr. Nielson holds a masters and Ph.D. in philosophy.
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