For most of her career, Shanon has worked at the intersection of communications, financial services, and public policy. Her career as a communications professional includes serving as a credentialed Capitol Hill reporter and editor, a public relations and strategic communications consultant, and as a public affairs professional for a financial services trade association and for a financial regulator.
As a financial journalist, Shanon wrote articles about business, regulatory, and legislative matters while covering Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission for a digital trade publication. Shanon then transitioned from journalism to serve as a public affairs professional. In this capacity, she has served as a company spokesperson and handled media inquiries; drafted communication materials, such as talking points and speech material; and provided communications counsel.
At a financial services trade association, her duties included developing and executing communications activities to support the organization’s policy objectives and expand its reach, while positioning it in the media as a credible resource and industry advocate. Shanon also worked as an independent communications consultant, implementing public relations campaigns and providing corporate clients with her expertise in all facets of strategic communications, media relations, project management, and professional writing and editing.
Currently, Shanon is the Public Affairs Manager for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), a nonprofit corporation established by Congress after the collapse of Enron to oversee the audits of public companies, brokers, and dealers. In this capacity, Shanon implements communications strategies for internal and external audiences.
Specialties: strategic communications • public affairs • media relations • public relations • executive communications • social media • internal communications • writing and blogging