Shali Wade

As Executive Director, Office of the global CEO at VMLY&R, Shali directly supports Jon Cook, and works across VMLY&R's global leadership teams to ensure that VMLY&R's work, clients and capabilities are fully integrated to ensure optimal collaboration, client satisfaction and a thriving culture.

Shali also holds leadership responsibilities within Client Engagement at VMLY&R, with focus in integrated marketing solutions with a specific passion for brand development and branded entertainment. Shali's 12-year career at VMLY&R began as the lead on clients such as the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Cobra Puma Golf, U.S. Soccer and Ryman Hospitality. The work produced by Shali's teams have played an integral part in the agency's evolution to become a lead agency partner for clients around the world.

A graduate from the University of Kansas, Shali holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She is based in Kansas City with her husband Lyndon, young son Aubrey and infant daughter, Cleo. 

  • Shali Wade
Executive Director