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Shannon Washington

US Chief Creative Officer, Connected Communications, R/GA

President of the Mobile Lions

USA

Shannon Washington

Shannon is the US Chief Creative Officer, Connected Communications for R/GA US, the network’s largest and flagship region with a sharp focus on reshaping the region’s creative vision, fidelity, and culture for a post-pandemic world.

Since joining R/GA in 2020, her intersectional and craft-centric style of leadership has led to a renewed creative vigor in the office, netting an impressive set of wins to include 4 Webbys (including 2022 Agency of the Year), 3 ADC Cubes, 5 Clios, 2 AICP Awards and 2 Cannes Lions, with her sights set on another successful season for 2023. In addition, her approach has earned her two distinctive honors: The AdWeek 100 and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business for 2022.

Shannon actively leads creative work for Sephora, Samsung, and The Ad Council/Love Has No Labels in addition to supporting her cadre of leaders across Verizon, Mattress Firm, Reddit, Nike, and many more.

Shannon joined R/GA after a stint in Los Angeles with Media Arts Lab, where she helped launch Apple TV+, and at Deutsch Los Angeles where she led H&R Block. Previous to that, Shannon was at Droga5 NY where she led the relaunch of CoverGirl and the launch of You Invest with Chase.

When she's not in front of a monitor, Shannon is working on adding another stamp to her passport or attempting to run a 10-minute mile.