Shannon Smith listed in Crain's Detroit 40 Under 40
Congratulations to Shannon Smith, Vice President of SWS affiliate SWS Capital Management
Career trajectory: Before Smith became vice president of a fund aimed at helping minority-owned businesses grow, based in New York and Detroit, he was a middle market banking associate for JPMorgan Chase & Co. from early 2019 until this summer, and before that a global philanthropy associate for the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation. He previously served in the public sector as a Detroit City Council legislative assistant and community advocate and was a Detroit Public Schools Community District school board candidate in 2018. He has a bachelor’s in political science and economics from the University of Michigan.
Proudest achievement: Smith said he’s proud when he can show his mom he’s working to create change he wants to see in the world. “I think that’s something that’s really a proud moment for me, every time I’m able to show my mom that,” he said.
Words of wisdom: “I think I understood the power of just having a mentor, honestly,” he said. “That’s been very key as I’ve really figured out how to navigate my career...There are people I look up to, I reach out to, I get feedback from that I’m very grateful for. I always seek to have that, it keeps me going and always reminds me that there’s more work to be done.”
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Crain's Detroit Business
November 1, 2021