Shannon Nelson is a Vice President in Investment Stewardship at BlackRock, Inc. In her role, she engages with board of directors, executive management teams and sustainability professionals at 600+ publicly-traded companies in the Technology and Telecommunications sectors to drive sound governance and resilient business models. Prior to BlackRock, Shannon worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, most recently as a Treasury Markets Trader/Analyst. Shannon began her career at BlackRock, building and maintaining relationships with large institutional investors.

Shannon received an MBA from Harvard Business School. She earned a B.S. degree in Economics from Duke University.

A passionate advocate for her community, Shannon is a Board member of Community-Word Project (NYC-based arts education nonprofit); Co-chair BlackRock’s Black Professional Network for the Americas region; Young Alumni Development Council of Duke University, and Co-chair of Duke’s 10-year and 5-year Reunion committees.