Director of Retail and Project Development, Headington Companies
Shelle Sills has more than 30 years’ experience in the fashion retail industry.She has most recently been Director of Retail and Project Development for Headington Companies and has been responsible for the development of the Forty Five Ten on Main project. Currently she is consulting with Headington Companies and other business interests.Prior to Headington, she was Vice President and General Manager for the flagship Neiman Marcus store for fourteen years. In her role she achieved the highest results in the company for customer service, retention and developed innovative strategies to expand the customer base. Her success has come in identifying talent, building strong teams, executing merchandising strategies and achieving financial results always from a customer centric point of view. Prior to Neiman-Marcus she worked for a long-established women’s business in Chicago as Senior Merchant and opened four stores nationally. Shelle owned a Dallas specialty store, The Gazebo for seventeen years and launched numerous American Designers in this market by identifying great design and talent and developing strong partnerships in both American and European markets. Her attention to the customer experience is paramount in every company she has led. She has also worked recently as an independent board member with private equity with a national wholesale clothing company from initial purchase through the sale of the company. As an ardent supporter and the revitalization of Downtown Dallas she served as Chair of the Downtown Dallas Inc., served on the TIF board, the Mayors Task Force and was part of the team that developed the 360 Plan for Downtown. Her personal commitments include Dallas Assembly, Charter 100, Executive Committee for Salvation Army, Crystal Charity Ball, and Board member of Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, Board member of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Aging Mind Foundation and advisor for St. Phillips School, Council for Life and Cattlebarons, Celebrating Women for Baylor Foundation and Center for Brain Health She is native Texan and received her BFA from Southern Methodist University.