Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Centers
The Conference Board
June Shelp provides direction for a number of centers, including the Governance Center, and directs new initiatives and special projects. Under her direction, The Conference Board developed The Conference board Help-wanted OnLine Series (HWOL)™, a new data series on labor demand that is the only nationally recognized economic data series on occupational labor demand to cover metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Shelp’s career spans government, education, and the private sector. She served as finance director for New York State’s Housing Finance Agency, where she developed several new financing programs. Her background in business development includes working with New York State on international business development and, in the private sector, consulting for major corporations, including Westvaco, Rohm and Haas, and Appleton. Shelp began her career as an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She holds a master’s degree in labor & industrial relations and economics from Michigan State University and a BA from the University of Texas.