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.

  • Leadership Council for the National Small Business Association in Washington, D.C.

  • Black Achiever in Business and Industry, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater KC and the Black Achievers Society.

  • Community Partner with the Kansas City SCORE Community Strategic Alliance (SCSA)

  • Serves on the Board for the International Association of Women and the Prospect Business Association

  • Philanthropic member with the Sister’s Circle of Greater KC