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Shannon Ross joined HPN in February 2015. As Director, Government Relations, Shannon advocates on behalf of HPN's members and policy priorities with Congress, the Administration and other policy makers. Shannon is part of HPN's Policy team based in the Washington, DC office.
Immediately prior to joining HPN, Shannon was the Vice President, Public Policy for Opportunity Finance Network, the leading national network of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) where she lobbied on issues involving the CDFI Fund and affordable housing.
Shannon has also previously worked as a congressional staffer for the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs and Congressman John Tierney (D-MA) and practiced law at the Washington DC office of O'Melveny and Myers LLP.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.