Tim Nelson, CEO of Hammer Residences, died yesterday while on vacation in Colorado, according to a report by KARE 11 NBC. He was 58. At this writing, the cause of death was not revealed. Lisbeth Armstrong, who is currently Hammer's Director of Program Services, has been selected as interim CEO.
Nelson worked at the Minnesota-based nonprofit for 34 years, and was well known for his work on disabilities. He was appointed as CEO in 1998, and led Hammer to be selected for NPT's Top 50 Best Nonprofits To Work For in 2011. You can read the full obituary over at the KARE 11 website. Our thoughts go out to Nelson's family, friends, and colleagues.