Helen Shelton

Finn Partners: Global Chief Diversity Officer

Helen is a communications strategist with particular expertise in creating impactful platforms and programs that address the needs and interests of diverse communities.  She serves as a trusted point of counsel for corporations and brands facing DE&I challenges and crises both internally and externally.

At Finn Partners, Helen also oversees the agency’s award-winning Diversity Equity and Inclusion program, Actions Speak Louder. Helen has worked tirelessly in the industry not only to responsibly promote client products and services spanning the health, technology, consumer, automotive, spirits and wine sectors, but also to advance important causes, ranging from adult education and housing, arts and culture, voter registration, disparate unemployment, health disparities and disease awareness initiatives.

Named one of the 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal magazine, Helen is a Board Member of the New York Urban League, and was recently inducted into PR Week’s Hall of Femme. Helen is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and holds an M.S. degree from Boston University. She is also one of 40 PR executives of color featured in the seminal book, Diverse Voices and regularly writes about multicultural marketing and DEI in industry trades, including PR News , Triple Pundit, PR Week and BusinessWire.