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Michele Shapiro Deshpande

Michele Shapiro Deshpande was the Head of Public Relations for McLaren Automotive North America, where she helped to launch the company in the United States. Prior to McLaren, she was the Head of Communications for the Center on International Cooperation, a think tank based at New York University. Michele also worked at Conde Nast (Vanity Fair and Glamour). She holds a BA in Philosophy and a Master’s in International Affairs from New York University.

Michele recently produced an award-winning documentary, Six Locked Doors, about the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, which has appeared in film festivals and on PBS. She is an avid car enthusiast and has raced cars on four continents. Michele lives in Roxbury with her husband and daughter.

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