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Founder and CEO 

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Shelley Bradford Bell currently serves as Director of Global Marketing and Special Events, and Global Travel Media’s Managing Editor – The Americas, for Global Travel Media, an online travel publication that runs six days a week. After a long and successful career in journalism, publishing, and world travel.

Shelley turned to the passion that had consumed her since childhood. Writing. After writing for several magazines including her current position with Global Travel Media, Shelley has published two books. “Beyond the Vine”, a three-day tour of Napa California available through, and “Boldini’s Muse”, the first publication available under the 3FIVE55 Imprint.


Over the past 30 years, she has created marketing and promotional campaigns for international clients, published two magazines; and developed global travel programs for youth. Formerly, Co-Chair of Bay Area Black Journalists, Shelley has published both fiction and nonfiction books, as well as built and managed a variety of social media platforms for her clients.


Shelley has over 21 years of experience as a veteran public executive, community organizer, fund developer and public relations and promotions consultant. In 1983 she created SBB Communications, specializing in public relations for small businesses, corporate relations programs, Incentive, and Executive Travel Services.

In addition to her journalist and creative writing projects, Shelley’s specialties include Public Speaking and seminar development; consulting and coaching in Leadership Development, Organizational Assessment, Non-profit Program Strategies, Strategic Planning, Marketing Plan Development, and Environmental programming.


Shelley provided coaching and consulting specific to nonprofit board development; city planning, government relations, international arts, education, and arts program development; event planning; corporate/educational/heritage tour planning; and youth program development.

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