Shellye Arnold

President & CEO, Memorial Park Conservancy

Shellye joined Memorial Park Conservancy in 2013. Located in Houston, Texas, Memorial Park is nearly 1,500 acres of urban wilderness and active recreation. Shellye and her team have grown the organization from 3 employees to over 60, and from a $500,000 annual budget to over $30 million. Working closely with design firm Nelson Byrd Woltz and project partners, Shellye and the Conservancy developed a long-range Master Plan for Memorial Park in 2015. Shellye brings a background in executive leadership and change management from her 20 years at McKinsey & Company, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and Compaq Computer Corporation.


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