Fun fact: Polly held her swim team’s girls backstroke record for 10 years before it was broken.
Director, Marketing & Communications
Polly Shannon, Director, Marketing and Communications
Before joining RunningBrooke in May 2020, Polly led the marketing team for Humane Society International that at the time was the fastest growing entity in the organization in terms of digital fundraising, with a 1,500% increase in growth revenue during her tenure. Over her 14 years working on behalf of all animals with HSI and it’s parent affiliate, the Humane Society of the United States, she held a variety of roles, including digital fundraising manager and director of public relations.
She brings the same passion and vigor to RunningBrooke on behalf of school children.
Other career highlights include communications, public relations, marketing and writing/editorial positions at ICF, Fannie Mae, the National Captioning Institute and The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.
The native Arlingtonian splits her time between here and Richmond and has two grown daughters and two adorable mutts, Max (L) and Bel.
She can be reached at email@example.com