Shannon Ripley

Shannon Ripley
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Operations

Shannon Ripley serves as Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Operations and acting Chief of Staff to the President, Hiring Our Heroes (HOH), overseeing personnel, operations, communications and marketing, strategic partnerships and digital programs.

With nearly 20 years of experience, Ripley has developed and implemented proven, highly-effectively change management, employee engagement and strategic communication programs for executive audiences across public and private sectors. She joined HOH in 2016 as a Director of Strategic Partnerships from Deloitte Consulting, LLP. As a Federal Manager, Shannon was instrumental in establishing Deloitte’s strategic communications market offering for Federal Human Capital and the Federal Health Segment. With over twelve years of consulting management experience, notably for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of State and the Department of Defense, Ripley has led close to $20 million in strategy and operations, technology adoptions, and business transformation and customer service enhancement projects. A former political appointee, Director of Communications and Press Secretary, Ripley is a practiced crisis communications professional and seasoned expert in preparation and coordination of initiatives across various stakeholders.
 
Ripley holds a B.A. from Elon University, and attended Georgetown University’s Masters in Corporate Communications and Public Relations program.