Skip to main content

Vikings Player Roster | Team Roster Home | Minnesota Vikings -

Staff headshot of Karin Nelsen

Karin Nelsen

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer


Karin Nelsen, who is in her 6th season with the Vikings, was promoted to her current role in 2020. She serves as the team's Chief Legal Officer and is responsible for the organization's legal functions as well as relationships with outside counsel. In her role, Nelsen plays a lead role in the Vikings philanthropic work, which includes community relations, youth football and the Minnesota Vikings Foundation. She is also active in furthering the diversity and inclusion efforts of the team. 

Nelsen has served as a member of the Vikings Covid Committee since March 2020, providing leadership on the development and implementation of the team's Covid protocols and incident response plans. Nelsen plays a key role in the club's planning to welcome fans back to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2021 following the unprecedented 2020 season impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.