Sue-Ann Shannon has been named president and CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Shannon previously served as senior public policy counsel at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and succeeds Ann Marie Stieritz, who joined Liberty Fellowship as chief impact officer.
Shannon’s also has served as research director for Palmetto Institute, an independent research foundation, and as an attorney in the Columbia office of McNair Law Firm. In 2015, she was appointed by former Gov. Nikki Haley to the board of the S.C. State Housing Finance and Development Authority.
She currently serves as board chair of SC Thrive and is a board member of the Central Carolina Community Foundation. In addition, she is a graduate of the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative, the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Francis Marion University, and is a Liberty Fellow.
“I’m very excited to join the council and to continue to grow the competitiveness of our state, industries, and citizens,” Shannon said in a statement.
A native of Loris, Shannon served in the U.S. Army Reserve and is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina and has worked as adjunct faculty at Midlands Technical College and University of South Carolina School of Law.
“Susie’s background, skills and experience are a terrific match for the council,” Ed Sellers, chairman of the Council’s Executive Committee, said in statement. “She believes in our mission of advancing South Carolina’s long-term economic competitiveness, and she takes the helm at an exciting time of growth for our organization.”