Shenan Reed
Shenan Reed
Global Chief Media Officer
General Motors
Shenan Reed was appointed global chief media officer in January 2024.

As GM’s global chief media officer, Shenan will be responsible for building a leading-edge global media team that accelerates GM’s media approach into the future.

Reed joined GM from L’Oréal where she was senior vice president and head of Media and was responsible for elevating the quality of consumer connections for the L’Oréal USA brands.

She has over 20 years’ experience in the digital media, advertising, analytics, and entrepreneurial space and is a highly sought-after thought leader, regularly presenting at major advertising and digital media industry conferences. Her insights and opinions have been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AdAge, MediaPost, Huffington Post, AdWeek and Women’s Wear Daily. Her deep understanding of advertising, media and analytics has mandated her inclusion on several advisory boards including Pinterest, ANA Media Council, ANA Board, MMA, IAB, VOX, SeeHer and others.

She previously led the GSK and Verizon Power of One solutions for Publicis and lead the L’Oréal business and Digital Practice at Wavemaker. Prior to her tenure at Wavemaker, Shenan founded the digital marketing agency Morpheus Media, which became renowned for its work with premier luxury, fashion and retail clients. Over the course of her career, Shenan has also worked across a wide variety of brands including The New York Times, Neiman Marcus, LVMH, Net-A-Porter, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, A&E Networks, Vimeo, IFC, Sundance and The Economist.

A strong advocate for developing the next generation of female leaders in her industry, Shenan was a 2023 212NYC Thought Leadership Honoree, selected by AWNY as a Changing the Game Winner in 2016 and an AWNY Working Mother of the Year Honoree 2015. She has been a judge for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business as well as an award recipient.

Shenan resides in Bronxville, New York with her husband, two children and their beagle Pebbles, named for the Flintstones character who grows up to be an advertising executive.