Presley Nelson Jr is Founder and President of Positive Deposits, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes the purpose of cancer awareness and advocacy through positive messages to encourage hope and inspiration for current survivors/diagnosed patients.
Presley Nelson Jr was selected in 2016 to be a NCAA Coaches vs Cancer Hardwood Hero to raise money and fight cancer by participating in the first ever basketball charity game during the Final Four championship in Houston, TX. During our NCAA Bracket Challenge, we raised $721,500 for the American Cancer Society. Presley actively participates in the Relay for Life annual events and gives back to his local community and other cancer initiatives such as St. Jude Children Hospital Toy Drive and Lymphoma Leukemia Society’s Light the Night Walk.
Presley serves in the retail banking industry for over 10 years as a Branch Manager II at Wells Fargo in Washington DC. Within Wells Fargo, he is the current Chair of the Greater Washington DC chapter of the Black African American Connection network and previously awarded the 2016 Chapter Member of the Year. He is a graduate of the Greater Washington DC Leadership Development Program and in May 2019 he completed the Black African American Leaders Program in conjunction with UCLA Anderson School of Management. Prior to Wells Fargo, Presley worked for Deloitte as a Forensic Dispute Associate under the Financial Advisory Service Federal Sector which specialized in statistical analysis, budgeting, and documentation review for various government organizations. Presley currently serves as Treasurer of Rebuilding Together DC Alexandria, which is a non-profit organization that creates healthy neighborhoods in Washington DC & Alexandria, VA by repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives . Presley was also awarded the 2019 Prince George’s Power Moves Award-Corporate Partner by the Prince George’s African American Museum.
Presley is a proud alum of Howard University in Washington DC, where he obtained his bachelor of business administration in Finance. Presley is a member of Howard University Campus Pals, The International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, Iota Rho chapter (Howard University), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Xi Chapter (Howard University), and currently an active member of Washington DC Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Presley is committed to leading the charge of Positive Deposits' vision not only because he was a strong warrior during both stages of cancer but more importantly to encourage other survivors/patients to know that cancer is not our downfall but our inner strength to continue doing the things we inspire to accomplish. Though it is not an easy journey to walk down, if we change our mindsets with positivity and perseverance then we can survive the storm and defeat cancer.