Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Guest Speaker Biography -- Melissa Shannon

Melissa Shannon provided a legislative update during yesterday’s RAM meeting. We thought you’d like to know more about her.

Shannon joined Kountoupes Consulting after nearly a decade of service on Capitol Hill. She served as senior policy advisor for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, covering a broad range of issues, including, agriculture, education, technology, telecommunications, labor, science, small business, and veteran’s issues.

Shannon also held several legislative and political positions in Montana, including, state-wide field director for Nancy Keenan for Congress 2000, special projects coordinator for the Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction, legislative aide for the Democratic Leader of the Montana House of Representatives, and legislative campaign consultant for the Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.

Shannon received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Montana, Missoula in 1998, graduating with honors.

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