J.D., Senior Vice President of Community Relations and General Counsel
Community Relations and General Counsel
Washington, D.C. Office
Additional Contact Information
P.O. Box 28 | One Ames Avenue
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
Washington, D.C. Office:
1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Shannon Rozner joined Chautauqua Institution in January 2019. As senior vice president of community relations and general counsel, Shannon oversees the Campus Planning & Operations department as well as the Institution’s safety and security functions. She works to ensure there is a consistent and high level of service excellence and communication among the team members responsible for maintaining and keeping safe the grounds and Institution facilities. Since March 2020, she has also led the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shannon was a licensed financial advisor who served for five years as chief operating officer and then as president of a financial planning firm she helped found in Maryland. In five years under her leadership, the practice saw 60 percent growth in assets. She was particularly involved in advising female clients and in supporting the work of her fellow female advisors, with whom she continues to share practice and leadership ideas.
Shannon received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Bonaventure University. Before entering law school, she worked with at-risk youth in Detroit and then with college students as a campus minister in suburban Detroit. She received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, she spent nine years at an international law firm, specializing in securities enforcement work and two years in the Market Regulation Division of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Shannon and her family are frequent participants in the Institution’s programs and own a home on the grounds. She loves swimming, boating and reading (she is a member of the CLSC Class of 2019).
Why did you choose to work at Chautauqua? What do you like about working at Chautauqua?
I came to Chautauqua because I believe its mission can contribute positively to a world that needs it. I love working here because I am surrounded by curious, smart people who believe the same.
Current and Former Volunteer or Board Roles
Alumni Advisory Group – Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic; former Director, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington; former Director, Friends of Guest House
Admitted to practice law in New York
Swimming, boating, reading