Principal; Chief Purpose Officer; Responsible Business Leader; President of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., PwC US
As PwC’s first Chief Purpose Officer, Shannon is responsible for infusing PwC’s Purpose—to build trust in society and solve important problems - into its core business strategy so that it drives how the firm engages clients and other external stakeholders for greater societal impact. In her role as Responsible Business Leader, Shannon delivers on PwC’s purpose by leading a commitment to help communities through Access Your Potential, a $320 million commitment to teach underserved students the tech and money skills they need to change the trajectory of their lives. By 2021, PwC will reach 10 million students with access to curriculum and will train 100,000 teachers and guidance counselors and mentor 10,000 students.
Shannon talks frequently about the growing role of business in addressing societal issues, and works alongside US Chairman Tim Ryan to drive the strategy for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest-ever CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She speaks often of how diversity and inclusion are two critical factors in helping companies achieve their purpose.
A sought after speaker and advisor, Shannon has a deep understanding of social innovation, supply chain and pro bono programs, sustainability, youth education, financial literacy, employee engagement and effective cross-sector collaborations. She is a board member of numerous charitable organizations, including The HistoryMakers Foundation; the National Environmental Education Foundation; Leadership Greater Chicago; Lincoln Park Zoo Board; Harris Theater; and JA Worldwide. Shannon is a graduate of the University of Michigan.