Shannon Denson - Chamber President
Shannon Denson is a leader with a bachelor’s degree in leadership and development from Jacksonville University's Davis School of Business and a master’s degree in human resources from Webster University.
Goal-oriented, dedicated, caring, and conscientious professional with 10+ years of diversified experience in private and non-profit sector Human Resources, Payroll Administration, Recruitment, and Benefits Administration.
She displays a solid commitment to being consistent and fair to challenging issues. Possess exceptional leadership skills, known for employing a roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic, displaying a vast knowledge and understanding of and experience working with diverse backgrounds.
Shannon is passionate about the entrepreneurial community and social justice and wants to create a better environment for small black businesses to grow and prosper.
For over three decades, Candace has dedicated her life to community service and volunteerism, including community outreach and case management.
Candace's passion for serving BIPOC communities, advocacy, and grassroots initiatives has only grown over the years, leading her to pursue a master's degree in Maternal Child Health Systems with an Administrative Public Health concentration and a research focus. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science with a Minor in Psychology from Jacksonville University.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Candace is a mother of three, and 'granny' to fourteen (and counting). She advocates for authentic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Birth Support Practitioner (Doula).
Candace's dedication to her community and her commitment to her family inspire all who know her.