Chief Talent and Knowledge Officer, Grameen Foundation
With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and volunteer mobilization, Shannon Maynard joined Grameen Foundation in February 2009 as Director of Bankers without Borders®. She previously was the Executive Director of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and managed strategic initiatives for the federal agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service. Her work has been featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Nonprofit Quarterly, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
A former AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, Shannon received an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Richmond. Originally from Ohio, Shannon resides in Washington, D.C., where she enjoys hiking in the nearby Shenandoahs, exploring local culinary offerings, and following local and national politics.
Shannon Maynard ensures that talent, knowledge, and performance management are aligned with Grameen Foundation’s mission, vision and strategy. She also leads Bankers without Borders®. Before joining Grameen Foundation, Shannon served as the Executive Director of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation under the George H.W. Bush Administration and led strategic initiatives for the federal agency the Corporation for National and Community Service. Previously, Shannon held various leadership positions managing AmeriCorps programs for local and national nonprofits in the United States. A former AmeriCorps VISTA, Shannon holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Richmond. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.