DIRECTOR of operations
A native of Detroit, MI, Shari currently oversees the operations and development of the Pipelines app and platform having been involved when Pipelines was just an idea.
She began her work in the diversity & inclusion space as Program Manager at PromaxBDA where she worked with the entertainment marketing industry implementing several development and training programs. Her primary programs were Promo Pathway and the first ever Creative Coach Program. Through Promo Pathway, she worked directly with underrepresented, emerging talent to prepare them to transition into the entertainment marketing industry and the early stages of their creative careers. Through the Creative Coach Program, she paired prominent industry leaders with Promo Pathway participants, which nurtured engaging relationships through hands-on mentorship. Other programs and events led include: Annual HR Roundtable and Student Portfolio Night, immersive interview Workshops with TV network partners, industry panels and workshops, and various programs through strong academic partnerships nationwide.
Prior to Pipelines, Shari worked as the Program Administrator for the first ever Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP); endorsed by both the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA). Here, she created an immersive program with the objective of providing more access and opportunities to underrepresented directors in commercial production.
A graduate of Western Michigan University, Shari is an avid salsa dancer, has lived and studied in Costa Rica, and is also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.