Thomas H. Nielsen

Board Member, Principal, The Nielsen Company

Thomas H. Nielsen

Principal, The Nielsen Company

Thomas H. Nielsen is the Principal of The Nielsen Company, a home-based real estate consulting firm he established in 1991.  Mr Nielsen served as Assistant Secretary of the United States Air Force during 1967 to 1969.  In 1978, Mr. Nielsen joined The Irvine Company, and held several positions, including President and Vice Chairman. In the 1990s, he served as Managing Director and then Consulting Director of US Trust of California, an investment management and private banking firm. Mr. Nielsen earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Washington, and his M.B.A. from Stanford University. He has served on the boards of many companies, including Avalon Bay Communities and Candlewood Hotel Company, Inc. At UCI, Mr. Nielsen, is an active member and past Chair of The UCI Foundation Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the foundation’s Audit committee.  He is a Founding Member of the UCI Chief Executive Roundtable. For his dedication to UC Irvine, Mr. Nielsen was honored with The UCI Medal in 1995.  He has also served as Chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

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