Shannon Beckham drives communications strategy for Schmidt Futures.
Prior to Schmidt Futures, she served as a communications and political advisor to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, both in the Senate and on the campaign trail. During the 2020 election cycle, she led communications for his presidential campaign, overseeing press, digital media, speechwriting, paid advertising, and online fundraising. She spent the 12-month, 25-state campaign on the road as traveling advisor and national spokesperson.
Shannon also served as a speechwriter for Secretary Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign. In 2015, she interned in the speechwriting office of the Obama White House.
Shannon is a graduate of Duke University, where she earned degrees in public policy and media studies.