Front Office biographies

Curt Nelson, Director-Royals Hall of Fame

Curt Nelson enters his 16th season with the ballclub and his sixth as Director of the Royals Hall of Fame. Nelson spearheaded the development of the Royals Hall of Fame, which debuted on July 17, 2009, and continues his work to preserve the history of the franchise while also overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Hall of Fame, Kauffman Stadium Tours and Educational Programs.

Nelson joined the Royals in 1999 as a seasonal staffer holding the position of Pre-Game Coordinator/Group Sales Assistant and subsequently served as Group Sales/Marketing Assistant, Coordinator of Advertising & Promotions and Marketing Manager. He played an instrumental role in developing promotions such as T-Shirt Tuesday and special events including Girls Night Out, Viva Los Royals and Royals FanFest. He also worked with MLB Advanced Media to create the Royals Hall of Fame website (royalshalloffame.com).

He was part of the team that created the Emmy-nominated "This Is Kansas City" advertising campaign in 2006 and, as Director of Marketing, won a 2008 Emmy Award for the Royals Holiday Television Spot (2007). During the 2012 All-Star Game he served as the club's ASG Volunteer Coordinator and the All-Star FanFest Hometown Heroes Coordinator. Nelson has also represented the club on MLB Network's 'Baseball IQ' game show and helped tell the Bo Jackson story in ESPN's 'You Don't Know Bo' 30 for 30 documentary.

The Tulsa, OK native graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School before earning his bachelor of business administration from the University of Oklahoma (1990). He also holds a master's of business administration (1992) and masters of education-sports administration (1993), both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He resides in Kansas City, MO.


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