Vice President of External Affairs
Shannon Babcock leads all the marketing, communications, and development for CASEL.
Prior to joining CASEL, Shannon led external partnerships for Chicago Public Schools. She was the executive director of CPS’ Office of External Affairs and Partnerships as well as CPS’ charitable foundation, Children First Fund. Shannon also led CPS’ new K.I.D.S (Keep Improving District Services) program. In these roles, Shannon promoted CPS programs to businesses, media, and the philanthropic community. She secured and managed private sector sponsorships, partnerships, and nonprofit donations to support districtwide priorities.
Before CPS, Shannon served in marketing and development executive roles on the brand, agency, and media sides of the business within the private sector. She has helped drive growth for several Fortune 50-1000 companies.