As the chief executive, Shirley is responsible for the daily operation of all aspects of the firms' brokerage and consulting business. She is also charged with providing sound decision making for all facets of the firm that include, but are not limited to, estimating and preparing bids, selection and retention of both management and executive level personnel, rendering all financial decisions and contract execution.

With the experience obtained from serving as a Senior Vice President at Marsh & McLennan, Inc. for 22 years, she started Lambent Risk Management Services, Inc. (Lambent) in 2001. Initial services offerings focused on insurance placement for middle markets clients. Today, Lambent’s core service offerings have expanded to include third party claim administration, group health benefits and safety/loss control consulting.

With  more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry,  Shirley has served as the senior executive managing program design, procurement and placement of all lines of insurance for clients that include construction, municipalities industrial, entertainment, environmental; higher-level learning institutions and non-profit organizations.

Shirley is a licensed in Property, Casualty, Accident and Health insurance broker and has completed numerous education and training coursework across all insurance disciplines. As an active member in her community Shirley serves on a number of Boards, education and social committees. She is presently the Board President for Literacy Chicago.