Mr. Nilsen joined the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) in November 1984. He has more than 30 years in the human resources field, with special emphasis on employment, recruitment, labor relations, classification/compensation and human resource information systems. He has B.A. degrees in Political Science and International Studies from the Jackson School at the University of Washington. He obtained his Professional Certification in Human Resources from the University of Washington, and is credentialed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with the Human Resources Certification Institute, and as a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prior to joining SHA, Mr. Nilsen worked with the federal General Services Administration in Seattle.
SHA offices will be closed on Monday, January 21 to observe the Martin Luther King holiday.