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Shannon Smith

Managing Director of Finance


Shannon Smith is the managing director of finance at Roosevelt and is the second-in-command on all financial matters and ensures the organization’s financial health.

As the managing director of finance at the Roosevelt Institute, Shannon Smith oversees accounts payable, cash flow, budgeting, auditing, team development, and process improvements. She serves as a thought partner to the CFO, collaborating on payroll, grants management, retirement plans, insurance, and more.

Prior to joining Roosevelt, she worked as the director of operations and finance at Beat the Streets, an NYC youth development nonprofit, where she managed finances, human resources, marketing, and fundraising. She earned a BS in business administration with an emphasis on management and marketing from Oklahoma State University.