Mary Shannon

Ms. Shannon led the first Kansas City Procurement Roundtable. This Roundtable brought together the leadership, resources, and influence of the Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officers of major corporations in the community in the spirit of providing a forum for mutual collaboration, support, and strategies to increase diverse supplier development and utilization.

Mary served two consecutive terms as co-chair of the National Minority Supplier Development Council's (NMSDC) "The Working Group" A group comprised of 25 product and consumer companies such as ADM, Altria, Cargill, Colgate-Palmolive, Disney, Johnson & Johnson, MillerCoors, Medtronic, Monsanto, Pfizer, and P&G.

Ms. Shannon holds a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University. She lives, plays works, and worships in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area.

Accolades & Affiliations

  • Hallmark Cards, “Hall Legacy Award” for establishing supplier diversity as a standard of business with Hallmark and the Kansas City, MO business community.
  • Graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Globe Program (Global Leadership Opportunities for Business Executives).
  • Black Achiever in Business and Industry, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater KC and the Black Achievers Society.
  • Recognized as Minority Business Enterprise Coordinator of the Year by the MidAmerica Minority Supplier Development Council.
  • Member of Sisters' Circle of Greater KC
  • Former Board Member, Niles Home for Children.