Nellis, Agora’s executive producer and business manager, has twenty-five years of experience working in business and nonprofit management in the U.S. and Africa. Nellis produced THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS (2009) and also spearheaded the development of an associated curriculum for high school and college students, which is currently being utilized by many universities around the world, including Stanford, Harvard and Duke. His experience as a former Community Development Agent in Mauritania for the U.S. Peace Corps nurtured his appreciation for globalism, a sensitivity he brings to all the projects he produces for Agora. Nellis’ private sector positions have included Managing Director for the Eurasian distribution company Power Quality Holdings and Director of Marketing and Sales for Nanotech Industries and Hybrid Coating Technologies. Non-profit and public posts have included Community Development Officer at The United Way, Loyola Marymount Peace Corps Fellows and Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator for the American Oceans Campaign. Nellis received his BA from UCLA in International Relations and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.