Shelley Danner

Program Director, Challenge Detroit

Detroit, MI
Cohort: Aspen Institute, Colorado, 2017

Shelley Danner is Program Director of Challenge Detroit. She has a multi-disciplinary background that combines business consulting experience with a passion for impact and innovation that pivoted her career into the social entrepreneurship / nonprofit sector. By co-launching, designing and running an innovative fellowship program, and through fostering an ecosystem of cross-sector partnerships, she has co-designed and led over 50 community impact projects and developed nearly 200 leaders in the city. Shelley is also an adjunct faculty in the Integrated Design MFA at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Shelley was invited to attend President Obama's inaugural South by South Lawn for changemakers at the White House in October 2016. She is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow as well as an alumni of the AMEX Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute. Shelley holds a leadership coaching graduate certificate through the Institute of Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University. Shelley is passionate about social impact, leadership and mentorship, design thinking and strategy, sustainable cities, the arts, and travel.