Shelley Diamond is a Worldwide Managing Partner of Young & Rubicam and a member of the executive board. She is responsible for four iconic global brands – Dell, Campbell Soup Company, Hillshire Brands and Xerox. She has managed Xerox since 1991 and Campbell Soup Company since 1999. As WPP Leader of Team Dell, Ms. Diamond manages and has ultimate responsibility for marketing communications across all disciplines and geographies, assembling and co-ordinating the best resources from across WPP.
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Shelley is widely respected as a business leader and trusted advisor, having consistently achieved business growth for her clients and teams. She most recently served as President of the New York agency where she delivered a strong business performance and attracted new clients and talent to the agency. She has also been an exemplary and tenacious leader in sustainability efforts, pro-bono work for the Ad Council, industry-leading progress on diversity and inclusion, and commitment to the development and advancement of women business leaders for whom Shelley is both a mentor and a shining example. Part of this success is clearly tied to her outstanding ability as a manager. Her example and influence have had enormous positive impact on countless Y&R people, both in New York and around the world.
In 2005, she received the prestigious Advertising Working Mothers of the Year award as a Trailblazer in the industry. Ms. Diamond serves on the board of Enactus (formally SIFE) and formally PAETEC (acquired by Windstream), and is a mentor with W.O.M.E.N. in America, Fortune / U.S. State Department Global Mentorship Program and Let’s Get Ready. Her mentee, Precious Simba of Zimbabwe, was named the 2012 Fortune and Goldman Sachs Global Woman Leader. She was recently selected by Business Insider as the 11th Most Powerful Woman in Advertising.
Shelley and her husband, Richard, have three children. They live in Scarsdale, New York.