Shelley Hymes

Executive Director

Shelley S. Hymes is the Founder and President of Angel Enterprises, a dynamic and widely respected public relations and special events firm based in Washington, DC. Ms. Hymes applies her broad knowledge of the executive and legislative branches of government, extensive experience planning and executing successful communications efforts, outstanding track record of managing public education campaigns, and unsurpassed skills at special event planning to meet client demands for the very best of a wide range of promotional services.

Over the last several years, she has created a large portfolio of clients representing a wide range of industries including the federal government, high-profile associations, major corporations, and world-renowned cultural organizations. Her efforts have culminated in winning campaigns that have ranged in scope and size from intimate gatherings to high profile, national endeavors.

Prior to forming her own company, Ms. Hymes was a Director in Burson-Marsteller’s Public Affairs practice in the Washington, DC office. During her tenure, she managed several successful initiatives on behalf of Burson-Marsteller clients, including serving as Director of Dedication Ceremonies for the World War II Memorial, an award winning public relations outreach that attracted over 100,000 veterans and their families to the National Capital region for several days of once-in-a-lifetime events.

Previously, Ms. Hymes was appointed Director of the Office of the 21st Century Workforce by President George W. Bush. This program was created and designed by President Bush and U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao to serve as a catalyst for change in the American workforce and to shine a spotlight on the challenging and changing realities of the 21st century workplace. Ms. Hymes represented the Bush Administration and Secretary Chao at numerous national and international labor conferences, and fulfilled an extensive speaking schedule, including presentations before the European Union’s Workforce Working Group in Brussels, Belgium and at the Euro-American Women’s Council in Athens, Greece.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Hymes was Executive Director of the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee (JEC), under the leadership of U.S. Senator Connie Mack. With her leadership, the JEC hosted groundbreaking high-technology summits where industry leaders were able to meet and address members of the House and Senate for the first time. Ms. Hymes also spearheaded the JEC’s adoption of many new technologies, such as accepting congressional hearing testimony via satellite. The Committee was widely recognized during her tenure for producing well-written and easily accessible publications on international and domestic economic policy issues.

Other positions held by Ms. Hymes include: Communications Director at the New River Media Group, Press Secretary for Chairman Michael J. Boskin at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and Special Assistant to Secretary Jack Kemp at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Ms. Hymes holds a bachelors degree in political science from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.