Mike Shannon

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mike shannon

Board Member | Partner, Vianovo

Mike joined the board in 2010 and has served as Chair (2013-2015, 2017-2018), Vice Chair (2011-2013) and head of the Development Committee (2010-2013). He was a Side by Side volunteer tutor in 2006-2007 and has been involved in afterschool programs in several other cities.

A native Texan, Mike grew up in Houston. He and his wife Brooke moved to Austin from Chicago in 2006 and have three daughters – Grace (11), Mercy (9) and Bella (5). They are active members of All Saints Presbyterian Church.

Mike is a partner at Vianovo, a management consultancy that advises companies and causes on brand, public policy and crisis issues. He previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group and is a veteran of two winning presidential campaigns and the White House staff. He began his career in corporate finance. Mike’s writings on the “politics of brands” have been featured in the L.A. Times, Washington Post and National Journal. Mike holds an MBA from the Kellogg School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University.