Patricia D. Shannon


Patricia D. Shannon of Vienna, VA is currently the Chief Financial and Operational Officer for AARP Foundation, based in Washington, DC. She enjoys exploring the great outdoors and has most recently been hiking the trails of the Shenandoah National Park and Southwest Virginia.

She has extensive for profit and nonprofit management experience. Her many years working in international development took her to over 40 different countries throughout the developing world. Patricia has trekked half of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and was able to explore many unique places during her travels. She began her career with the public accounting firm of Coopers &Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in New York, NY and Sydney, Australia.

Patricia received her MBA from Georgia State University and received a BS in Accounting and Economics from St. John’s University. She is a CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Patricia is a 2015 Malcolm Baldrige Fellow and in 2017 she received a graduate certificate in Public Health from The George Washington University.