Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Mercy Corps
Shannon Alexander is a senior director at Mercy Corps, where she leads the agency’s global resilience initiative. Shannon is responsible for Mercy Corps’ integration of resilience thinking across the organization, and as part of that effort has established regional hubs in Africa and Asia connecting practitioners with insights, research and to each other to put theory into practice for on-the-ground impact. She combines her private sector experience working in the U.S. and Europe, with 20 years of experience in the international development field. She started her development career in Romania, where she was chief of party for a USAID-funded program to promote small business networks.
Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian and development organization, currently operating in more than 40 countries. With more than 5000 team members, the organization works in partnership with local public, private and civil sectors to empower people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.