Shelton Ansley is the director of the Kentucky Highlands Innovation Center. In addition, he is a Salesforce professional helping companies implement, manage, and optimize their Salesforce experience.

Before joining Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation in 2017, he was a consultant for one of the world's largest providers of public services to governments while working to implement the Affordable Care Act for millions of Americans.

While attending the University of Tennessee as a full time MBA student he interned with the U.S. Department of Energy addressing on sustainability issues impacting their facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Prior to his MBA experience, Shelton was an entrepreneur, launching a regional commercial maintenance company focused on industrial services using sustainable methods and supplies.

Shelton began his career with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection where he worked in marketing and public relations and was a member of the State Emergency Response Team assisting in the response to emergencies including hurricanes and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Shelton earned a Masters in Global Business with Blockchain Technology from the University of the Cumberlands, an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Human Environmental Science from the University of Alabama. He is also a graduate of Leadership Tri-County.