“If the plan does not work, change the plan but never the goal.”
New Orleans native Shannon Hickey Sarrat is serving as the Assistant Treasurer for the Junior League of New Orleans. Her Board of Directors term will be for two years as she will oversee the financial affairs of the organization, including reviewing and approving the League’s operating budget and authorizing purchases. Insight and expertise gained through her commercial banking career enables her to make recommendations on the organization’s policies, strategic goals and governance documents as they relate to financial matters.
Shannon’s most recent Junior League positions were on the Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grant committee, where she served as Vice-Chair and Chair. There, she examined requests for funding from nonprofit agencies in metropolitan New Orleans seeking to advance the wellbeing of women. Prior to that, she served as the Treasurer for several councils and on the Kitchen Tour fundraising committee. Since joining JLNO in 2008, Shannon has participated in all the financial aspects of a nonprofit organization, from raising financial support to analyzing and approving community impact, mission and operational expenditures.
Shannon graduated with a marketing degree from Louisiana State University and an MBA from University of New Orleans. After a decade in various capacities at JPMorgan Chase Bank, Shannon currently works as the Vice President of Support Services for Cash Flow Resources, which provides funding, accounting and consulting to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Her work experience has provided her with a wealth of knowledge in business development and underwriting.
Keeping a positive attitude and remembering what’s truly important in life is what Shannon has learned from her inspiration – her mother. Residing in Lakeview, Shannon and her husband, Scott, a Corporate Banker at Regions Bank, have three children – Thomas (9), Claire (8) and Andrew (4). In addition to dedicating time to the JLNO, Shannon is active in volunteer activities at her children’s schools.