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Nelson Honored with Horizon Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber), in partnership with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky (Horizon Community Funds) announced the 2019 Horizon Award recipient, Kristi P. Nelson.

The Horizon Award, presented during the NKY Chamber’s Annual Dinner, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an individual who exemplifies dedication, integrity, and honorable service to Northern Kentucky through community leadership. Recipients are individuals who have devoted their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, and who have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community’s well-being.   

“We are very pleased to present the Horizon Award to Kristi,” said Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson. “Her extensive service and deep commitment to our community showcase what Northern Kentuckians do best - support each other for the common good.”

As Vice President Global Human Resources for Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), Nelson is responsible for overall human capital management for the company’s global workforce, which is comprised of approximately 10,000 employees across 86 plants in 26 countries. With a passion for serving her community, Nelson’s philanthropic efforts include co-chairing the St. Elizabeth Foundation’s capital campaign for the new St. Elizabeth Cancer Care Center and being an advocate with the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. She is a board member of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, and the Northern Kentucky University Foundation.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude to be receiving the Horizon Award this year,” said Nelson. “It’s humbling to know that an organization I admire and hold in such high regard has selected me for this incredibly special recognition. I cannot think of a more meaningful honor.”

The Chamber celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year.

The NKY Chamber Annual Dinner will take place Thursday, September 5 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center (1 West RiverCenter Blvd. in Covington) and will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a networking cocktail reception followed by dinner and awards program at 6:30 p.m.

Individual registrations are $95 and a table of 10 is $950 until July 31st. Registration is available for the cocktail reception only, for $60. Registration is available online at

-Staff report

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