Shelley Hurst

Shelley Hurst
Position: 
Steering Committee Chair: 
2018-19
Biography: 

Shelley has been a member of the Women’s Fund since 2014. Born and raised in St. Louis, she graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a BA in Education. In the Bay Area, she started a family and a career in high-tech marketing. She was a Director of Marketing Communications or Director of Corporate Communications for four different global high-tech companies, including Cisco Systems, where she spent 15 years. Throughout her career, she set strategies to meet business objectives, built skilled workforces, defined best practices for operational efficiency and designed campaigns to promote the brand. Before leaving the Bay Area for a new life-chapter in Santa Barbara, Shelley led a community fundraising campaign for a local Palo Alto nonprofit. Eager to support great causes, she served as the Women’s Fund Site Visit Chair for two years and now co-chairs the Steering Committee.