Shelley Brindle 

Mayor of Westfield 
Westfield, New Jersey  

Shelley Brindle is the Mayor of Westfield, NJ, elected in November 2017 as the first female Mayor in Westfield’s history.

Prior to being elected, Shelley had served as HBO’s Executive Vice President, Domestic Network Distribution and Marketing where she was responsible for the revenue, marketing, and distribution strategy of HBO’s $4.4 billion domestic subscription business. Having successfully led HBO’s digital transformation, Shelley retired in March of 2016 to pursue public service. She aspired to use her experience as the first woman in HBO’s C-suite to serve as a mentor to emerging female leaders and entrepreneurs, as well as apply her leadership and operating skills to serve as Mayor of her hometown.

In addition to serving as Mayor, Shelley serves on the Board of Philo, a streaming TV tech company in San Francisco, serves as a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices, is a founding member of Plum Alley Investments, is an active member of several women’s leadership organizations, and has been a regular participant at Fortune’s annual Most Powerful Women Summit.

Shelley holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree 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), a senior a Carleton College; Nora (18) a sophomore at The Ohio State University; and Nick, (15) a 10th grader at Westfield High School, as well as their two dogs and any number of foster dogs waiting for a good home.

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