Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson joined Rice Management Company in 2012 and is Endowment Counsel and Trust Manager. She also serves as President of Rice Trust Inc., the University’s wholly-owned trust company. Ms. Nelson provides oversight and management for charitable remainder trusts, estates, and other accounts under the administration of Rice Trust Inc., as well as other deferred gift accounts of the University. She is also responsible for reviewing endowment-related legal documents, primarily for private equity, venture capital, alternative, real estate, and natural resource investments. Previously, Ms. Nelson served for five years as Gift Planning Officer in Rice University’s Office of Gift Planning. She spent the prior eight years in the financial services industry managing personal and family trust accounts. Ms. Nelson graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas A&M University and holds a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She attended Cannon Trust School and holds a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation. Ms. Nelson is a past president and board member of Charitable Gift Planners of Houston and is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Attorneys in Tax and Probate. She is also a Life Fellow of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation and serves on the boards of the Blue Bird Foundation and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.