About two and a half years ago, Shannon joined the non-profit sector as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Previously, Shannon was an executive for Dominion Energy for over eight years and held various officer positions in the areas of Regulation, Finance, IT, and Human Resources.  At the director level with Dominion, she served as a leader in multiple operational areas including electric and gas customer service, electric operations, Six Sigma and IT.  In addition, she led many initiatives including developing new organizations, leading strategic business planning, and streamlining delivery of products/services over her thirty plus years with Dominion.

She is a graduate of Michigan State University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  She has served on the United Way Board of Directors since June of 2010, served as the chair of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council in 2014 and 2015, and is also currently serving on the Smart Beginnings RVA Board of Directors.  Her passion has been around supporting early childhood development and education within our region and across the Commonwealth of Virginia as she also served on the Early Elementary subcommittee for the Lt. Governor’s Commonwealth Council for Childhood Success.

Shannon lives in Glen Allen, Virginia with her husband Ed, and they have two sons.