Shannon Campagna

Senior Policy Advisor, Alston & Bird LLP

Shannon Campagna has represented some of the most iconic brands in America in her 24 year government affairs career.  She has represented Wal-Mart, the Home Depot  and Target as a lobbyist for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, served as the head of the DC office for grocery chain Safeway, and in her current role as Director of Federal Government Affairs at Mars, Incorporated  she is the lead congressional lobbyist for brands like Snickers ®,  M&M’s ®, Pedigree ® and Uncle Ben’s ®. Although there is a little more to it, she does feel very fortunate to wake up every day and advocate for “puppies and chocolate.”

She has worked on a diverse range of legislative issues including healthcare, tax policy, agriculture and farm policy, and some financial services issues thrown in for good measure. Shannon is a graduate of the University of Alabama. She is a member of the Tax Coalition, the Business-Government Relations Council, and member of the board of the Government Relations Leadership Forum.

As much as she loves politics, her favorite job is mom to two daughters, whose diverse passions she encourages and facilitates.  She and her husband, real estate entrepreneur Christopher Campagna, and their daughters live in Alexandria, Virginia.

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