Shelley Klingerman is a successful entrepreneur, marketing professional and documentary film producer. She is a graduate of Indiana State University and the mother of three beautiful children who were her inspiration for producing the documentary film Terror in American Schools: Are Your Kids Safe? The film outlines current threats to our schools, and what can be done to increase school security.
During her research for the film, and from her two decades of experience working for a large global firm, Klingerman began to understand the need to be vigilant and aware of her surroundings. This sparked a passion to help others learn what they should be aware of when traveling, walking alone, etc., and how they can prepare and protect themselves. She compiled her insights into Vigilance: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Personal Safety, Self-Protection Measures, and Countermeasures (Niche Pressworks, 2019).
Klingerman is currently the executive director of Launch Terre Haute, a nonprofit business incubator that helps entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. She resides in Terre Haute, Ind., with her family.
She is available for speaking engagements, workshops and experiential learning programs (where she partners with law enforcement and military trainers to deliver an immersive experience in her Prepare-Prevent-Protect philosophy of personal safety).