Shelley Roth is President of Pierre’s Ice Cream Company, an 87-year-old regional ice cream manufacturer and distributor.
Pierre’s products are sold throughout Ohio, several other states, and China. The company also manufactures private label lines for several local and national retail chains as well as distributes many national brands of ice cream. Since 1932, Pierre’s has remained in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio; with its original, classic recipes as daily reminders of the company's dedication to quality.
Shelley has been active in numerous community organizations, and supports the revitalization of Cleveland’s neighborhoods in many ways. Over the past 25 years, the company invested in new buildings for its production, distribution and headquarters on an 8-acre brownfield site at E. 65th and Euclid Avenue. These investments have sustained the company’s operation as well as demonstrated Pierre’s commitment and leadership in revitalization and redevelopment of a once blighted urban neighborhood.
Shelley is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland. In 1989 and 1990, Shelley served as chairman of the MidTown Corridor. She has served on the board of directors of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation since 1996, and chaired that board from 2004 – 2006. Presently, Shelley serves on the boards of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and the International Ice Cream Association.
Shelley, and her husband of 36 years, Bruce Schwartz, live in Shaker Heights. She received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan.