What She’s Made Of

What She’s Made Of is Western New York’s premiere spring event at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with an evening of networking and a powerful keynote presentation.


Lindsay Shookus, Saturday Night Live Producer

Monday, May 20, 2019          5:30 – 9:00PM

Albright Knox Art Gallery

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Lindsay Shookus is a Producer for Saturday Night Live. After graduating from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002, Shookus was hired as Marci Klein’s assistant on Saturday Night Live. In 2008, she became an associate producer on the show and also had producing credits on 45 episodes of 30 Rock between 2008 and 2010. She was named an SNL co-producer in 2010 and, since 2012, has been credited as a producer.

She is head of the show’s talent department, booking hosts and musical guests, as well as scouting potential cast members. She also produced Adele Live in New York City in 2015, as well as a slew of SNL-related specials and event programs. In addition, she was named a top music executive by Billboard in 2015, 2016 and 2017.


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OUTSPOKEN: The Power of Humor

Speaker: Kate Davis, Comedian

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Full Gallery

Photos courtesy of Joe Cascio & Amber Partisano.


Everything Is Possible

Speaker: Teresa Younger, Founder & CEO of Ms. Foundation

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Full Gallery Photos courtesy of Joe Cascio & Heather Bellini.


Onward & Upward

Speaker: Wendy Selig-Preieb

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Full Gallery Photos courtesy of Joe Cascio & Heather Bellini.

Previous What She’s Made Of Speakers

2015 – Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi, Invent a New World 2014 – Wendy Lawrence, Reach for the Stars 2013 – Susan Plagemann, Vogue 2012 – Ellen Goodman, Journalist 2011 – Jennifer Buffett, Philanthropist for Girls & Women 2010 – Cokie Roberts, Journalist & Author