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Obit: Christina Nelson, formerly of the Digital Government Institute

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Our condolences to the family of Christina Nelson, who passed away late last week. Many remember Nelson because led the Digital Government Institute, which she founded in 1998 and sponsored — well, sponsors — a number of conferences focused on the government market. In 2006, she sold the Digital Government Institute to MikeSmoyer , who had led 1105 Government Information Group’s events team for several years. It had been quietly known that Nelson was battling cancer. She moved toAsheville, where she died last week.

Here is the obit from the Asheville Citizen-Times:

Anna Christina Nelson

Asheville – Anna Christina Nelson, an Asheville resident, died on Monday, November 10, 2008, at the Solace Hospice Center after a return of cancer which she had proudly beaten twice before in her life. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 25 years, Mat, in 1999. A native of Washington, D.C., she founded, managed and sold a successful educational conference business in that city, the Digital Government Institute. She moved toAsheville in 2006, and worked as a consultant and advocate for sustainability issues about which she was most passionate. There will be a celebration of her life at 5 p.m. Monday, November 17, in the fifth floor penthouse of the Grove Arcade, 1 Page Avenue, inAsheville . Memorial contributions are suggested for animal rescue, about which she was also most concerned; to hospice work, and to Trinity Episcopal Church,Asheville.

Published: 2008-11-14

Hat tip to Anne Armstrong of the 1105 Government Information Group for giving me a heads up.

Written by cdorobek

November 18, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Posted in Circuit, community

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  1. Oh, I hadn’t heard! I worked with Christina many years ago on the Fed Web conferences. She was smart, dedicated, and a generally nice person.

    Emma

    November 26, 2008 at 1:11 AM


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