Linda Nelson, Director of Visit The WoodlandsLinda Nelson

Vice Chairman

As a business professional and a well-respected leader in the community, Linda is currently the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, where she has worked for 25 years and oversees CANOPY, the Cancer Survivor Center. 

She has held leadership roles in many community organizations including serving as Chairman of both The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Montgomery County. She has been heavily involved in the Economic Development Partnership, Preserve The Woodlands Advisory Board, the Lone Star College Police Academy Advisory Council, the Conroe ISD Site Base Committee, and also served as a Montgomery County Republican Committee Precinct Chair and Election Judge for 10 years. 

Linda earned a Business Degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and an MBA from Texas Women’s University. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards, including The Woodlands Hometown Hero, Houston Business Journal’s 2021 Women Who Mean Business in Healthcare, Leadership Montgomery County Distinguished Alumnus Award and many others.

Linda was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the Houston area in 1980. She has been married to her husband, Gordon, for 43 years. They have three children and six grandchildren living in Cypress and Austin.   She is a member of The Woodlands Methodist Church.  Other than spending time with family, you can find Linda playing racquetball or spending time with friends.