Ian Shelledy

Chief Operating Officer

Ian brings over 10 years of social sector experience to CFU. Before joining the team, Ian served as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Startups, a nonprofit organization developing diverse human capital and fostering projects that improve the economic, social and environmental conditions within communities. Under Ian's leadership, Sustainable Startups was a four-time finalist and two-time winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Competition and expanded its programming to cities across the United States. He is a James A. Covert Leadership Award recipient and a participant in the White House Business Council Forum on Accelerating Entrepreneurship. 

In his role at the Community Foundation of Utah, Ian uses his background to help the organization develop innovative and collaborative initiatives that redefine what is possible in philanthropy. Ian holds a M.A. from Colorado State University specializing in collaborative decision-making and a B.A. from the University of Portland. He has a wife and three children, one much furrier than the other two.