Director of Talent
Shelby directs talent and human resources (HR) across all three studios, partnering with the leadership team to make sure HR strategies align with and contribute to business objectives. She approaches this work from a staff-centered perspective, with the goal of creating a best-in-class employment experience.
With twenty years of experience, Shelby has devoted her career to supporting the HR functions in nonprofit organizations whose missions were dear to her heart and aligned with her core values. Immediately prior to joining Ideo.org, Shelby directed HR at the Guttmacher Institute. In that role, she partnered closely with the Management Team to build a strong HR function, refining and creating employment related systems, policies and practices during a time of rapid growth.
Shelby holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management, both from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. She also holds two HR certifications—a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), and a SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) from the Society for Human Resource Management. In her free time, Shelby cherishes spending time with her family and Yorkie-Poo, Brooklyn, vacationing in warm, tropical destinations, shopping, and watching Hallmark movies.