Shelley Brindle is the Mayor of Westfield, NJ, (pop 31k) elected as the first female Mayor in town history in November 2017. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President, Domestic Network Distribution and Marketing at HBO where she was responsible for the revenue, marketing, and overall distribution and growth strategy of HBO’s $4.4B domestic subscription business. In that capacity, she oversaw many of HBO’s most important initiatives, including the transformation of HBO’s distribution strategy with the launch of HBO Go, followed by the subsequent launch of HBO Now, HBO's Over The Top (OTT) streaming service, sparking a sweeping disruption of the media landscape.
Shelley began her HBO career as an Account Executive and rose through the ranks to become the most senior female operating executive at Time Warner, the first and only woman on the HBO executive floor, and a sought-after mentor and role model to women across the company, one of her proudest achievements. She retired from HBO in 2016 to focus on her leadership and mentoring initiatives and to pursue philanthropic, community service, and corporate board work.
In addition to her volunteer mayoral duties, Shelley also serves on the Board of Philo, a San Francisco based technology company that delivers a revolutionary low cost tv streaming service. Additionally, she is a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices serving as a mentor in that capacity for emerging women leaders around the world, is a member of the Committee of 200 (C200), an executive mentor for W.O.M.E.N. in America, a regular invitee at Fortune's annual Most Powerful Women events, a founding member of Plum Alley Investments, a frequent public speaker on leading transformation, and sought after advisor to entrepreneurs on their business plans and growth strategies. She serves in various volunteer capacities in NJ, which includes fostering rescue dogs and volunteering for Wise Animal Rescue.
Shelley holds a BA in Rhetoric and Communications Studies/History from the University of Virginia. She lives in Westfield, New Jersey with her husband Kip, their three children Grace (21), Nora (18) and Nick (14), their three dogs, and any number of foster dogs waiting for a good home.