Shalane Walker - Baumhart Scholar
Shalane Walker is Media Director at Wavemaker, a GroupM agency part of the WPP advertising network. In her current role, she manages campaign operations and reporting for the U.S. Census, with an advertising spend of more than $325 million. She began her career at Starcom Chicago, developing media and communication strategies for Bank of America, Proctor and Gamble, and Anheuser-Busch. From 2013-2016, she worked overseas in Dubai, bringing to life new advertising touchpoints for brands such as Carefree and Listerine. She also helped co-found and co-lead Cheer Dubai, the first adult cheerleading team in Dubai.
Outside of her client work, she is also actively involved in the people and culture team at Wavemaker. Her focus is on diversity recruiting and retention, as well as building stronger communities and teams within her office. She is committed to creating opportunities for under-represented communities by creating spaces where everyone can thrive and succeed, and expanding the pipeline for recruiting to those on non-traditional career paths.
Shalane is an avid traveler, having journeyed to 25 states and more than 25 countries around the world. She is the proud mother of a middle school daughter who accompanies her on many of her travels exploring the world.