Shelley Fant Uku founded FCG Solutions in 2000. Shelley is the President of FCG Solutions and is responsible for the growth, strategic direction, client relations, and financial performance of the company. Shelley has over fifteen (15) years of entrepreneurial, legal, and human resources experience.
Shelley is a member of the Women President’s Organization (WPO), where women presidents of multi million dollar companies take part in professionally-facilitated peer advisory groups in order to accelerate the growth of their businesses. Shelley previously served as the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Holy Family Institute Foundation. Formerly, Shelley has served on the Board of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.
Shelley has been honored as the Minority Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (Western Pennsylvania District). The SBA Minority Small Business Person of the Year award is in recognition of Ms. Uku’s outstanding performance and commitment to excellence as an entrepreneur.
Shelley was honored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business. The Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors women who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to their community. Shelley has also been honored as a Woman of Excellence by the New Pittsburgh Courier.
Shelley earned her law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and holds a Bachelor’s of Art in Marketing from Hampton University. Shelley is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New York. Prior to founding FCG Solutions Shelley was an Assistant Vice President and Senior Attorney at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh providing dedicated legal support to the human resources and marketing departments.
Shelley’s commitment to community service extends to her membership in the Links, Incorporated and to Jack and Jill of America. Shelley is currently serving as the Community Service Chair for Jack and Jill and has spearheaded a S.T.E.A.M. initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) along with a chapter-wide book drive with book donations going to local organizations serving children and families.