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Silvergate Media Announces First Chief Diversity Officer

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Shelli Rottman has been promoted to the dual executive position of chief diversity officer and executive vice president business and legal affairs.

Silvergate Media has announced the promotion of Shelli Rottman to the dual executive position of chief diversity officer and executive vice president business and legal affairs.

In her new role, Rottman will oversee Silvergate’s growing diversity and inclusion program that is guiding the company’s pledge to create a more equitable and welcoming working environment while, at the same time, amplifying fresh, diverse voices through mentorship and professional guidance. She will be based out of the company’s New York office.

“With her unique outlook and industry expertise, Shelli is the perfect choice to lead our efforts in shaping a more diverse and inclusive company culture and to align those values with our overall business strategy,” says Waheed Alli, chief executive, Silvergate Media.

Rottman joined Silvergate Media in 2011, and over the past decade has headed up the company’s business and legal affairs team, supporting global licensing, content distribution, business development and production.

Prior to joining Silvergate Media, Rottman served as in-house counsel in the entertainment, fashion and publishing industries, including at Chorion, Liz Claiborne (now Kate Spade) and Condé Nast.

“I am thrilled to be able to make a meaningful impact in an area that is important to me,” says Rottman. “The overwhelming support for embracing new and emerging talent from different communities is clearly evident in the company’s philosophy and its substantial investment in new and exciting productions. This is an amazing opportunity to help promote and guide the next generation of diverse storytellers and their work.”

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