Bob Shea has 30+ years of professional communications experience which includes documentary, news and commercial video production as a videographer/editor, producer and director as well as managing international marketing and executive communications for Xerox Corporation.
At Xerox, Bob's work included overseeing development and production of multinational marketing materials; providing communications support to senior executives and managing teams of outside advertising agencies, film/video production companies and free-lance creatives. He was also responsible for leading a major crisis communications project, and a project team communicating and measuring a corporate-wide culture change initiative.
Bob and partners started a video production company whose clients included CNN and NBC, as well as corporations and non-profit organizations. The company was later sold to a larger production company.
He's been working as a consultant with a local non-profit health care system's Board and senior leadership team to develop integrated strategic planning and communications.
Bob has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. In 2009, he was part of a two-man team that spent a month in what was then Southern Sudan and East Africa documenting the work of Water for South Sudan, an international NGO founded in Rochester, NY by Salva Dut. He now serves on the organization's Board of Directors. Bob has also served on the Board of Trustees of Garth Fagan Dance, an internationally-acclaimed arts group based in Rochester.
His personal essays, book reviews and interviews have appeared in creative non-fiction journals including Fourth Genre and Consequence.