Manager, Government Affairs
Shanna has diverse experience in bipartisanship, driving policy advancements on energy issues, and developing successful federal legislative strategy over her 12 years off and on in Washington, DC. She brings years of cultivating relationships with both Democrats and Republicans as Executive Director for the Problem Solvers Caucus, understanding how to effectively foster connections with member offices and push initiatives forward collaboratively. Shanna also has worked in the Offices of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries [NY-08] and Congressman Matt Cartwright [PA-17]. She most recently came to AnnyDyl from her position as Government Affairs & Law Fellow with the Niskanen Center, where she worked with Congress and liaised with FERC on Natural Gas Act reform.
Shanna also has a multifaceted perspective on the integrated nature of policymaking across public-private sectors, having spent time working with a variety of associations and organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Air & Water Issue Network, the Climate Reality Project, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Sustainable Northwest. With each, she did coalition building, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, and messaging. Throughout her career with these organizations, she gained an appreciation for the importance of integrating unlikely champions from all backgrounds on climate and corporate leadership.
She also provides legal expertise on energy issues beyond just policy, receiving her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2015 and graduating with a Certification in Environment & Natural Resources Law. She holds a Bar License in the State of New York and has worked on such high-profile cases as the Aliso Canyon gas leak mass tort litigation and the ExxonMobil climate change securities fraud litigation.
Shanna has been interested in working on energy efficiency and climate issues since her time at Bryn Mawr College, where she studied abroad in Germany and found inspiration in their global leadership model for a successful energy transition.