United States | Area Vice President, Cisco Systems Inc
Shannon Leininger is a State, Local Government and Education Vice President in the U.S. Public Sector organization for Cisco Systems, Inc., based in Virginia, USA. Shannon is dedicated to working with state and local governments and education in their digital transformation to better protect, serve and educate citizens. To help schools and governments accelerate this journey, Shannon focuses on major technology trends such as mobility, big data, analytics, the Internet of Things and cloud to drive deep reform of services, processes and technologies. Before her current role, Shannon led the Cisco Federal Civilian Market as the Senior Operation Director for U.S. Federal Civilian agencies. In this role, Shannon focused on better access to patient care for veterans, climate change and national security. She has served in numerous roles at Cisco specializing in the high-performance computing market. Prior to joining Cisco in 2007, Shannon held leadership roles at Platform Computing and Ernst and Young Technologies.
Mentorship, talent development and leadership are important to Shannon. She serves as an advisory board member on the Harrisburg University STEM-UP Network, the Public-Sector Inclusion Leadership Team and the Cisco Connected Women Board of Directors and Women in Technology. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University.