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Silvergate Appoints First Chief Diversity Officer

Silvergate-Shelli Rottman

Silvergate Media has promoted Shelli Rottman to the dual position of chief diversity officer and EVP of business and legal affairs.

As the company’s first chief diversity officer, Rottman will oversee its growing diversity and inclusion program. Silvergate has pledged to create a more equitable and welcoming working environment, while amplifying diverse voices through mentorship and professional guidance.

The company recently invested in ¡Vamos!, a new production based on the Spanish- and English-language work of Mexican-American author Raúl (González). Silvergate is considering additional projects with an emphasis on exploring various cultures and traditions.

“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,” said Silvergate’s chief executive Waheed Alli.

Based out of the New York office, Rottman has been with Silvergate Media since 2011. In the past decade, she led its business and legal affairs team, supporting global licensing, content distribution, business development, and production. Before joining Silvergate, Rottman served as in-house counsel in the entertainment, fashion, and publishing industries, including at Chlorion, 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,” Rottman said. “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 productionsThis is an amazing opportunity to help promote and guide the next generation of diverse storytellers and their work.”