Senior Brand Strategist
Shaady Salehi is a nonprofit leader and strategist who has dedicated her career to amplifying the work of social sector organizations. With 14 years’ experience working at the intersection of media and social change, Shaady’s portfolio includes work in immigration, education, social services, health care, racial justice, public media, and philanthropy.
Most recently, Shaady served as Managing Director of Distribution and Impact at the nonprofit film production house ITVS, where she designed and led a department dedicated to advancing the reach and impact of documentaries on public television. Prior to ITVS, she was Executive Director of Active Voice, a pioneering organization that uses storytelling to advance social change.
Shaady’s writing has been featured in The Huffington Post and she has spoken extensively about the role of storytelling and social change at convenings nationwide, including SXSW, the Sundance Institute, and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Shaady holds an M.S. in Strategic Communications from Columbia University, an MA in Anthropology from UC Davis, and a BA in Anthropology from Oberlin College. She lives in San Francisco with her partner Kevin, and enjoys yoga and hiking in her downtime.