a former banking executive with more than 25 years of experience, is now proudly representing and managing professional speakers and authors.
Shelly is the CEO and founder of Luminary Leaders, a full-service professional speakers agency, specializing in managing & representing world-class speakers, thought leaders, bestselling authors and public figures. A one-stop solution for speakers, Luminary Leaders offers speaker consulting, representation and management, including publicity and branding.
Shelly and her team help speakers develop their platforms, build profitable speaking businesses and become “luminary” in the speaking industry. Her client roster has included Tanya Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, TV journalist Mary Parks and singer/songwriter Elena Jones, to name a few.
Due to her highly efficient event planning and experience coordinating dynamic speakers, Shelly was appointed by Councilwoman Karen Spiegel to be Chairman of the Committee for the Riverside County Women’s Leadership Conference. During Shelly’s three-year tenure, the annual premier event doubled in size. In just a few short years she has become recognized as a leading authority in speaker management.
With a passion for helping women in business, Shelly is also the founder of Extraordinary, Talented and Confident Women’s Networking Organization, known as ETC. Her speaker coordination once again is an asset as she brings in powerful speakers to educate and empower ETC members at monthly meetings.
In January 2019 she also launched SoCal Speaker Connection - a LIVE monthly forum to support speakers and authors at any stage of their career.