Sallie Mae Appoints Shannon Watkins to its Board of Directors

by savoystaff

Sallie Mae announced the appointment of Shannon Watkins to its board of directors, effective Jan. 2, 2024.

Mrs. Watkins joins the Board with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and brand growth strategy across multiple industries.

Watkins currently serves as the Global Chief Marketing Officer for the Jordan Brand at Nike, Inc. Mrs. Watkins previously served as Chief Brand and Marketing Officer for Aflac and held various roles at The Coca-Cola Company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Fisk University and an MBA from Indiana University.

“Watkins is a phenomenal leader who will broaden the expertise, skills, and diversity of our Board,” said Carter Franke, Chair of the Board of Directors, Sallie Mae. “I look forward to working with her as we continue to deliver on our strategic priorities for our customers and our shareholders.”

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