Strategist, consensus builder, problem solver and advocate for no-nonsense effectiveness, Shelley Cadamy has built, turned around or transformed organizations and programs for nearly 30 years.
Shelley has worked with business owners to create strategy for their companies throughout her career. Her 25-year career in economic development included building and leading entrepreneurship programs, traditional economic development and workforce development. She has built programs from the ground up and turned around failing ones, usually in highly political, complex environments.
Shelley has worked collaboratively with chambers of commerce and other organizations to create business-friendly policy and legislation, including criminal justice reform.
Shelley graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in art history, followed by a master’s degree in regional and city planning, with an economic development emphasis, from the University of Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa, Leadership Oklahoma City and multiple other leadership programs.
Shelley has received multiple awards for her business and community involvement, including YWCA Tulsa’s Woman of the Year, the Journal Record’s “50 Women Making a Difference,” and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption award.