Shannon Estenoz serves as Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs and Chief Operating Officer at the Everglades Foundation based in Palmetto Bay, Florida. Shannon’s career championing the Florida Everglades spans twenty-three years. She has served in multiple executive roles leading various organizations, including the Environmental and Land Use Law Center, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Parks Conservation Association. She also served as National Co-Chair for the Everglades Coalition and on numerous commissions for Florida State Governors. In 2010, Shannon was appointed by the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, as the Department’s Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives. Shannon holds degrees in International Affairs and Civil Engineering from Florida State University and has won numerous awards and honors throughout her career.