Chief Purpose Officer, Responsible Business Leader, President of PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Shannon Schuyler is a Principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) and serves as the firm's Chief Purpose Officer and Responsible Business Leader. She is also the President of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. A strong voice in the global business community, Shannon is working to infuse Purpose into PwC’s core business strategy by elevating the global conversation on building trust, collaboration and acting with intention and meaning in every practice, service offering and engagement. She serves as a managing editor of Huffington Post's What's Working initiative and is helping to redefine the role of Purpose as a critical vehicle for driving organizational performance. Shannon is a highly accomplished and sought-after advisor and speaker with a deep understanding of Purpose, social innovation, sustainability, youth education, financial literacy, employee engagement and cross-sector collaborations. With a longstanding commitment to civic and community engagement, she is a board member of numerous charitable organizations, including The HistoryMakers Foundation; the National Environmental Education Foundation; JA Worldwide and Leadership Greater Chicago. She also serves on the Advisory Committee Points of Light, Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship, and The Conference Board Contributions Council Shannon is also a member of the Foreign Policy Association and the Aspen Institute’s Society of Fellows, and is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Shannon is widely recognized in her field as a dynamic change agent. She received the 2017 ACCP Ignite Impact Award for her leadership in corporate responsibility; Fast Company included her on its Most Creative People in Business 2016 list; The Executives' Club of Chicago honored her as the 2016 Corporate Citizen of the Year; Foreign Policy distinguished her as a 2015 Leading Global Thinker; Leadership Greater Chicago named her its 2015 “Distinguished Fellow”; Chicago Business Journal named her a 2015 “Women of Influence”; Womenetics named her a POW! “Women of the Year” recipient; PR News named her “2013 CSR Professional of the Year;” and the Stevie Awards for Women in Business honored her as a “Female Executive of the Year – Business Services (2,500 or more employees).” Shannon is a graduate of the University of Michigan and resides with her husband and son in Chicago.