Shannon is widely recognized in her field as a dynamic change agent. Fast Company included her on its Most Creative People in Business 2016 list; The Executives' Club of Chicago honored her as the 2016 Corporate Citizen of the Year; Foreign Policy distinguished her as a 2015 Leading Global Thinker; Leadership Greater Chicago named her its 2015 “Distinguished Fellow”; Chicago Business Journal named her a 2015 “Women of Influence”; Womenetics named her a POW! “Women of the Year” recipient; PR News named her “2013 CSR Professional of the Year;” and the Stevie Awards for Women in Business honored her as a “Female Executive of the Year – Business Services (2,500 or more employees).”
Shannon joined PwC in 1997 and has held a variety of client service, marketing and human resources roles before assuming her current responsibilities. She spent her longest tenure in human resources leading specialist and generalist functions including talent acquisition, leadership development and performance management. Shannon also served as the catalyst for and leader of the firm’s first Great Place to Work Initiative, culminating in the firm earning a place on the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work list in 2004, where it has remained every year since.
Shannon is a graduate of the University of Michigan and resides with her husband and son in Chicago.