Shelly Heald Han

Shelly joined the Fair Labor Association in May 2016. and currently serves as the Chief of Staff. Previously, Shelly worked as a senior policy advisor to members of Congress at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2006 to 2016. While there, she wrote legislation, organized hearings and launched human rights advocacy campaigns focused on combatting corruption, supporting human rights defenders and journalists, and advancing online freedom. From 2000 to 2006, she worked in the executive branch in policy positions on trade, national security and immigration at the Department of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining the government, she worked in the private sector helping companies do business—and do the right thing—in international markets. Shelly has master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and a double-major undergraduate degree in Political Science and East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She is also an award-winning photographer and has run her own portrait photography business since 2011.