Former Director, Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Transportation
Ms. Skelly served as the Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat at the U.S. Department of Transportation from June 2016 until the end of the Obama Administration in January 2017. She previously served two and one-half years as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the Department of Defense, as coordinator of the Department’s Warfighter Senior Integration Group. In that role, she was responsible for facilitating the Departmental response to the most urgent and unique support requirements of Combatant Commanders, including the Counter ISIL Campaign and operations in Afghanistan. Ms. Skelly served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 20 years as a Naval Flight Officer, retiring with the rank of Commander. Prior to joining the Obama Administration in 2013, Shawn spent five years in industry with ITT Exelis. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina and a Master in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.