Board of Directors


Melanie M. Shelby is an award-winning professional with a 20-plus-year track record of accelerating business objectives for top-tier brands such as AEG, Allstate, Comcast NBC Universal, Farmers, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Urban League, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Personal Insurance Federation of California, Southern California Gas Company, State Farm and others through impacting external relations, public affairs and supplier diversity. She co-leads Gray, Greer, Shelby & Vaughn, a certified minority- and woman-owned public affairs firm specializing in supplier diversity, government relations and strategic partnerships. Melanie also serves on Oakland’s Measure Z Commission, Insurance Diversity Task Force, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce and The Utility Reform Network. Black Women Organized for Political Action, California Black Chamber of Commerce, National Coalition of 100 Black Women and Powerful Women of the Bay Area have honored Melanie’s professional achievements.