Founder, CEO & President
In 1994, Jodi Shelton combined her business and communications expertise to launch Shelton Group, a strategic investor relations firm focused on the technology industry. Shelton began her career at Cyrix Corporation, where she became part of a three-person executive team that led the company’s IPO. Her positioning of Cyrix to the industry and the media as a formidable competitor to Intel Corporation resulted in hundreds of articles, including feature stories in Forbes and BusinessWeek.
This same year, Jodi co-founded the Fabless Semiconductor Association which has since expanded to become the Global Semiconductor Alliance, where she currently serves as president. A pioneer within the technology space, Shelton was instrumental in the creation of the Alliance and has continuously addressed global issues in the industry as the voice of its members. Under her leadership, GSA has grown its membership to include companies throughout the semiconductor supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe. In her role as president, Shelton oversees GSA daily operations, ensuring that the Alliance remains focused on achieving its defined mission and goal to foster a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. She is the key liaison between GSA and the business community at high-level financial and industry conferences, providing insight on key topics pertaining to the global semiconductor supply chain.
Shelton is a frequent speaker at industry events and has authored numerous articles for industry and business publications. Several media have featured her, including Electronic News, Dallas Business Journal, PR Week, PR Tactics, Exclusively Dallas, WFAA-TV’s High Tech Texas, Texas Technology, Texas Woman, among others.
Shelton is also an active leader within the community, serving as a board member of various organizations and a contributor of time, resources and capital for numerous charitable and civic projects, including Girls Inc., Jonathan’s Place and Habitat for Humanity. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Diego State and her master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Houston.