Speaker profile

Nancy J. Shemwell

Chief Operating Officer - Rural Cloud Initiative

With both public and private company experience she has been a CEO, COO, CRO (CSO) and held other senior executive positions.  Her recent focus has been business turnaround and acquisition integration. Ms. Shemwell is a senior executive with a proven record of stimulating dynamic growth across diverse, global business environments. 

Ms. Shemwell is recognized as a transformational leader with a unique ability to create a vision / strategy and rally an organization to successfully execute against it, resulting in revenue acceleration, improved profitability and enhanced organizational effectiveness.

She was recently named Edge Women of the Year 2021 by State of the Edge and Edge Compute World as well as Dallas Business Journal’s – 2021 Top 20 Women in Technology.  Shemwell was also appointed FCC CSRIC VII (Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council) Task Force  Co-Chair Alternative -Working Group #2, representing the Rural Wireless Association.  Shemwell also Ranked #93 in ExecRank’s “Top CSO (CRO) Rankings” – from 15,000 Chief Sales Officers and C-Level Executives in the United States. She was recognized as finalist for D CEO Magazine M & A award.  She was featured in a televised segment of CEO | PBS highlighting industrial cyber security threats and solutions. 

Currently she is the Chief Operating Officer of Trilogy Networks, a Board of Advisor member for SMU Cox School of Business, and a Board of Advisor member for EWF International.