Whitney McNaught Shelley

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Whitney McNaught Shelley, Plano :: was recognized as the 2016 DFW Businesswoman of the Year by the National Diversity Council while she was giving the keynote speech at the Dallas Women's Leadership Conference. The award recognized her work in the community, support for her fellow human resources executives and her eight years of service as chief human resources officer for Denbury Resources, a public oil and gas company. The council also named her one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas for the third year in a roll and she was voted HR Professional of the Year by the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. She is currently consulting and speaking on leadership and other business topics. She creates new favorite UNT memories every year when she speaks to the Professional Leadership Program students and directors.