Shali Wade

Chief of Staff

Shali is VML’s first Chief of Staff, directly supporting Global CEO Jon Cook, and working across the executive leadership and senior leadership teams to ensure that VML's work, clients and capabilities are fully integrated to ensure optimal collaboration, client satisfaction and a thriving culture. 

Shali also holds leadership responsibilities within Client Engagement at VML, with specific focus in integrated marketing solutions with a specific passion for brand development and campaign integration for her clients. Shali's 10-year career at VML began as the lead on clients such as the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Cobra Puma Golf, U.S. Soccer, Ryman Hospitality and Kashi. The work produced by this team has played an integral part in the VML evolution to become a lead agency partner for clients around the world. 

A graduate from the University of Kansas, Shali holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, with a minor in Theater and Film. She is based in Kansas City with her husband and young son, Aubrey.