Shelley Diamond is a passionate builder of global brands and businesses, with expertise across an integrated array of communications disciplines. As one of the highest ranking female executives in advertising (named the 11th Most Powerful Woman in Advertising by Business Insider, among other accolades), Shelley has helped champion marketing transformation for domestic and global clients in both the consumer and B-to-B spaces.
An experienced public company board director who brings extensive consumer, digital / social and communication strategy expertise to the boardroom, Ms. Diamond's corporate and private governance experience includes tenures on the boards of Paetec Holding Company (PAET:US), serving on its compensation, nominating and governance committee 2009-2012 (acquired by Windstream Communications in 2012 for $2.3 Billion); W.O.M.E.N in America and Enactus, an NGO working with over 66,500 students 1,600 university campuses in 36 countries. She also serves on the advisory board of Sweetwater Energy, a renewable biotech company.
Shelley Diamond was the Chief Client Officer at Young & Rubicam and served on Y&R’s Executive Board. During her tenure at WPP she led the Dell, Tyson Foods, Campbell Soup and Xerox business responsible for P&L’s representing over $100 million in annual revenue. As a WPP leader she also provided the vision and organizational leadership to integrate 10 agencies across four continents and deliver cross-channel marketing solutions.Shelley also created and led Y&R Inspire Change, a social impact practice focused on helping corporate clients and not-for-profits transform the way the way they go to market and engage a new generation of donors and advocates for social change.
From 2007 through 2010 Shelley served as President of the flagship New York office of Young & Rubicam. She led the day-to-day operations, formulating, and implementing strategic direction, developing talent, and leading the transformation efforts to expand the company’s capabilities through the addition of new media and digital capabilities. She successfully drove organic growth from both existing and new clients, introducing new capabilities across offices and lines of business resulting in significant increases in top and bottom- line performance.
Shelley is also a globally renowned mentor and a champion of women in the work force. She led women’s initiatives for Y&R Globally including WPP’s commitment to the United Nations Gender Equality Sustainable development goal. Among other endeavors, she is a founding member of W.O.M.E.N in America and a charter member of the prestigious Fortune / U.S. State Department Global Mentorship Program since inception. Ms. Diamond has recently been named a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices. Her mentees were named Goldman Sachs & Fortune Global Woman Leaders two years running.