Come join area business professionals for lunch and a conversation with Amarillo mayor Ginger Nelson.
Ginger Pearson Nelson loves learning, solving problems, and speaking encouragement to others. She holds bachelor of arts degrees in both Spanish and Advertising from Texas Tech University. She attended Texas Tech University School of Law, receiving her juris doctorate from Texas Tech in 1995. In 2019, she was named an Outstanding Alumna of the College of Media and Communications for Texas Tech.
In her law practice, Ginger has crafted family and small business estate plans for over 23 years. She has received numerous honors in her legal career, including board certification in estate planning and probate and an AV Preeminate peer rating from Martindale Hubble. Ginger and her husband, Kevin, branched out of their law practice in 2011 to purchase the Amarillo Building (downtown Amarillo’s original high-rise) and began learning about commercial real property management. In 2014, they expanded their real estate business to include real estate development in the franchise of My Place Hotels with locations in Amarillo and Lubbock.
Ginger has served in numerous leadership roles in the Amarillo community, including Chair of the Amarillo Economic Development Board, president of the Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association and Chair of the Amarillo Symphony Ball. She proudly serves on the board for Happy State Bank. She has served with Kids Inc. and the Boy Scouts as well as numerous school organizations.
She is currently in her third term serving as Amarillo’s 33rd mayor and was honored to partner with Texas Tech University in working to bring a new veterinarian school (the first in Texas in 100 years) to Amarillo.
Ginger and Kevin are proud parents to Madeleine, Pearse and Jace. The family attends Hillside Christian Church where she volunteers and teaches a high school small group. She also enjoys painting and shows her work at the Cerulean Gallery in Amarillo and Dallas.