Samantha Nelson has worked at the WestGate@Crane Tech Park since 2011. Working directly with Executive Director, Cary Bledsoe, Samantha serves as a gatekeeper for the park. She supports Mr. Bledsoe administratively and acts as a liaison to the state and the tenants of the park. With a Business Management degree from Kentucky Weslyan College and multiple certifications in education through the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, Samantha has extensive experience in the private sector, working as a buyer before joining the WestGate team.
Starting with the Target Corporation, she worked for Damark, International Catalog and BestBuy, moving into their dot-com division at the height of its success. Within her role as buyer, Samantha was responsible for market research, demographic review, and tradeshow presentations, all of which gave her a thorough understanding of her customer base. Working in vendor relations, marketing, and finance, Samantha brings a wealth of business intuition and experience to her role at WestGate.
Now at home in South Central Indiana, Samantha and her family value the unique blend of attractions in the region, including the close proximity to excellent schools and cultural events as well as the area’s sense of community, quality of life, and its ongoing development.