Director of Community Impact and Engagement
Shannon McGhee, Director of Community Impact and Engagement, leads programs to increase access and opportunity for underrepresented innovators.
Shannon has spent her career developing grassroots and public information campaigns focused on healthcare, small business support and access to capital, and economic development in the private and nonprofit sectors. She was a part of the team who worked on the original vision and plan for mHUB at World Business Chicago, where she also managed marketing campaigns to drive inclusive economic growth, including 1000 Jobs for Chicagoland Manufacturing, Connect Chicago and SimpleGrowth (now part of Venturize). She re-joined the mHUB team in 2018 after time at public affairs firm Hawthorne Strategy Group, where she led work for cleints including Small Business Majority, Chicago Children's Choir, Building Illinois Bioeconomy Consortium at Southern Illinois Edwardsville, and others.
Prior to that Shannon was at FleishmanHillard, where she supported healthcare and corporate client teams including the Get Covered Illinois campaign out of the State of Illinois, Baxter, Abbott and Navistar.
A graduate of Butler University's School of Journalism, Shannon was named to “Crain’s Notable Women in Manufacturing" in 2020.