The East Town Business Partnership Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of its new Executive Director—Shannon Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald will take over for Dan Collison after Collison’s 10+ years of service to the ETBP. In addition, Shannon will continue the strategically designed shared staff model between the ETBP and the mpls downtown council staff as the new Director of Downtown Partnerships for the MDC.
Fitzgerald graduated in 2022 from the Carlson School of Management with a Master for Business Administration degree. Shannon brings an impressive array of leadership and collaborative skills to the ETBP including 15+ years of experience leading organizations through quick growth and significant change. She served as Project Lead for the Chameleon Consortium of the MDC for one year alongside Collison and prior to that was the Managing Director for Theater Mu for six years, a professional, nonprofit theater company serving the Asian American community in the Twin Cities.
Shannon reflects on the opportunity by saying:
“I’m so pleased to be part of the East Town Business Partnership as they strive to serve and support the diverse and dynamic Downtown East and Eliot Park neighborhoods. ETBP sees its primary role as a convener and connector for its community, and, as a firm believer in the importance of relationship and collaboration, I look forward to the opportunity to encourage and support this goal.”
Shannon will begin her new role on July 5.