Regional Engagement Officer
Shannon Smith is currently a regional engagement officer covering Arizona at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In this role, Shannon is responsible for engaging business and banking leaders, along with current and potential board and advisory council members in the Arizona region.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Shannon worked for Maricopa County in workforce & economic development and the State of Arizona’s Office of Tourism.
Shannon began his professional career in the newspaper industry, working 12 years under Gannett Inc. for both USA Today and The Arizona Republic. He has also worked in the non-profit sector as the executive director for an affiliated charity for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, and as a business relations officer for a National Public Radio member station that is part of the Division of Public Services at Maricopa Community College.
Shannon holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in history from Old Dominion University. He is also a proud veteran who received was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1993.