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Shannon Smith

Chief of Staff, Information Technology Department, King County, Wash.

About Shannon Smith

As an IT leader for King County – one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the nation – Shannon Smith is focused on delivering innovative technology solutions that meet residents where they’re at. Shannon is the IT sponsor for Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, ensuring a social equity lens is applied to all King County tech projects, benefitting underserved communities. Recently she has led key efforts such as multi-lingual technology support at mass vaccination sites, data systems that expedite eviction relief payments, and expanding our regional fiber network to provide internet access for all. Shannon has had a long and successful career advocating as a driver for change in enterprise data governance, application development, and project portfolio management with a variety of public, corporate, and nonprofit organizations.