Shannon Knox is a 1980 graduate of Central High. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1984 with a bachelor's of science in marketing and a bachelor's of science in communications. She lives in Dallas, TX.
Shannon is a partner with Veracity Capital Partners, a real estate development and investment firm. She is responsible for investor relations and community outreach and is accountable for the overall investor strategy and client satisfaction. Veracity has found a passion and niche for developing housing and commerce in low-income and underserved communities.
From 1990 through 2003, Shannon was employed by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Throughout her career there, she was recognized time and again for her leadership, commitment and contribution. As a partner with the firm, she enthusiastically accepted leadership positions, including chairing the United Way campaign for the company from 1995 through 2002.
Shannon was chosen to be in the Leadership 150 Program, a leadership development program where 150 out of 10,000 people were identified as "high leadership potentials" and selected to participate in leadership development. In addition, Shannon was selected to act as a formal mentor and leader for consultants in the United States through the Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Leadership and Mentoring Program.
Philanthropic interests for Shannon include work with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, where she volunteered to help launch the inaugural Swim for the Cure event. She is a weekly after school program leader at the West Dallas Community School and has served as a high school mentor at Carter High School. Shannon has also served as a camp counselor for high-risk kids at Kids Across America. She is a board member for the University of Texas college of business administration.