Ryan D. Nelson, Esq., SPHR

President, Utah Employer’s Council

Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese, with a Minor in International Relations from Brigham Young University. Ryan attended law school at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After graduation, Ryan’s law practice encompassed a variety of areas, but one of his significant achievements was an appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals and later to the Colorado Supreme Court. His work researching, drafting, and arguing before the courts impacted Colorado law and resulted in two published opinions. In 2010, Ryan joined Employers Council and began working in the Colorado Springs office. Employers Council is a membership organization providing services to employers that include legal advice and representation, HR advice and consultation, training, and survey data. In 2015, Ryan and family moved back to Salt Lake City to work in Employers Council’s Utah office. In 2017, Ryan became the Utah President of Employers Council. Ryan is licensed to practice law in Utah, Colorado, and Florida, and holds his SPHR certification.


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