Shelly M. Esque retired from Intel Corporation in January 2016 as vice president of Legal and Corporate Affairs, global director of the Corporate Affairs Group, and Chairman of the Board of the Intel Foundation. With oversight of teams in more than 35 countries, she worked to enhance Intel’s reputation as the world’s leading technology brand and corporate citizen.
Esque has a passion for coaching and mentoring women, attributing her success to guidance from women as she traversed her path from farm girl, to Arizona State University college student, to young professional, and beyond.
Esque has participated as a speaker at world events, including the World Economic Forum, World Bank and UNESCO education forums, the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as international Corporate Responsibility conferences. She regularly interviews with media and meets with key government leaders around the world.
Recipient of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce 2011 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award, Shelly was honored for her excellence in business and leadership, exemplary community service and support and mentorship of other women. She was also recognized by AZ Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona. In June 2018 Shelly was elected to the Board of Directors of California Water Services Group the third largest publicly traded water utility in the United States.
Although her Intel career took Esque around the globe, she has deep roots in Arizona, supporting numerous local community and educational organizations, including service on the boards or advisory councils of Greater Phoenix Leadership, Expect More Arizona, BASIS Charter Schools, Inc., the Arizona Business and Education Coalition, Valley of the Sun United Way, KAET Channel 8, and many more.