John Nelson is Assistant General Counsel for Ash Grove Cement Company, the largest American-owned cement company. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of litigation, including the management of eDiscovery. John previously was in-house with Monsanto Company, and was an environmental litigator at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP in their Kansas City office. John is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and the UCLA School of Law where he was articles editor of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. He is an active member of the Kansas City Federalist Society chapter and the American Corporate Counsel Mid-America chapter. John is also a member of the State of Kansas 529 Advisory Board, the Johnson County Library Board of Directors, and he is Vice-Chair of the 3rd Congressional District of Kansas.