Shelley Hymes is the Founder and President of Angel Enterprises, a dynamic and widely respected public relations and special events firm based in Washington, DC. 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.
Prior to forming her own company, 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, 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.
Earlier in her career, 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.
Other positions held by 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. Hymes is a founding member of the Chamber’s staff and board of directors.