Nelson C. Bellido Moderator of Duke University Alumni Association Volunteer Leadership Conference Diversity Panel

September 23, 2015

Roig Lawyers, a minority-owned, multi-practice litigation law firm dedicated to serving clients across six offices throughout Florida, is pleased to announce that its managing partner of the Miami office, Nelson C. Bellido, Esquire will be a moderator and speaker at the Duke University Leadership Conference in Durham, NC on October 2, 2015. Nelson has been selected as a speaker on the panel addressing diversity entitled, “Diverse is the Word.”

Staff from the Duke Alumni Association and regional leaders will present information to assist volunteers new and old. Topics include building diverse regional groups, learning about the new alumni network, and hearing from current Duke students about their experiences.

Nelson is heavily involved with Duke University. He formerly served as President of the Duke Alumni Association of Miami & Ft. Lauderdale from 1999 to 2011. He presently serves as National Chairperson of the Duke Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association, whose objectives are to promote and provide communication among and services for the Duke Hispanic community and its alumni, to assist in recruitment of Latino students, faculty and administration into the University and to support the University in its efforts to increase sensitivity toward the shared culture and interests of its Hispanic community and alumni. Nelson also serves as Chairperson of the Duke Alums Engage Community Service Program in South Florida which has partnered with organizations such as the Overtown Youth Center, Children’s Home Society, Miami Children’s Museum, and Missionaries of Charity to serve less fortunate individuals in our community. In addition, Nelson is the 2015-2016 Chairperson of Duke Alumni Association Advisory Council which was created to help former board members continue in their work of helping to engage, connect, and celebrate Duke’s alumni.