“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fundraising is a critical aspect of any nonprofit organization, and special events provide the means for volunteers to learn event planning and logistics while showcasing its mission to the public. As Ways and Means Council Director for the Junior League of New Orleans Board of Directors, Shannon Brice coordinates, develops and maintains JLNO’s fundraising activities including Touch a Truck, Run-Walk-Give, passing the gavel celebration and other special events and partnerships. She is responsible for increasing awareness of JLNO’s mission and financial needs, especially how JLNO puts 100% of its fundraiser proceeds back into the community. Through management, organization and team-building, she helps volunteers harness their fundraising development skills to generate funds that support JLNO’s community projects. She reports to the Board on fundraising effectiveness and recommends policy and procedure changes that can further improve these events. Shannon hopes that through its fundraising efforts, JLNO can provide a broader base of people with knowledge of the organization and how it serves the community.
Shannon joined JLNO in 2012 and has chaired both JLNO’s Touch a Truck and Freret 5K fundraising events. She came to the Junior League to partner with women who wanted to develop a stronger community. That volunteer commitment is what she likes most about JLNO, and she appreciates how all its members work together to learn from each other. This collaboration creates thoughtful initiatives and robust goals. Through her JLNO service, Shannon has learned despite coming from diverse backgrounds, women share the same end goals to be happy, reside in safe communities and make New Orleans a wonderful place to live and work.
As the Chief Financial Officer for Richard’s Disposal Inc., Shannon is responsible for managing the financial risk of the corporation as well as financial planning and market data analysis. Prior to joining Richard’s Disposal, Shannon was Supervisor, Program and Commodities at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). In that position, she was responsible for E-commerce, staff augmentation, travel and credit card program teams across the company. Prior to joining PG&E, she held several different positions at Entergy Corporation, including Supplier Diversity Specialist and Lead Analyst in Supply Chain and Financial Analyst in Treasury/Cash Management. Some of her key responsibilities included administering statewide diversity initiatives for Louisiana and Mississippi, coordinating diverse suppliers within the Entergy organization, analyzing value creation data on contracts and maintaining domestic bank relations and cash forecasts. Shannon is also the Chief Executive Officer of Brice Consulting, LLC.
Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University and her MBA from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. Her volunteer involvement includes serving as President of the Louisiana Diversity Council (LADC) New Orleans Chapter as well as board appointments with Tulane Alumni Business Association, Dress for Success and Friends of City Park. Shannon has been awarded Diversity MBA magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Emerging and Executive Leaders as well as the LADC Leader Award.
Residing in the Warehouse District, Shannon loves the energy of the city and looks forward to the inspiration and education she’ll receive as a Junior League Board member.