Budget & Legislative Consultant | Lobbyist
Shannon Ghangurde brings nearly two decades of legislative experience as a committee director, policy expert and legal counsel for some of the Texas Legislature’s most powerful lawmakers.
A native Texan, Shannon graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Government, interning throughout her undergraduate years at the Texas Capitol. Shannon then attended Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., during which she worked for the Texas Office of State and Federal Relations, representing the interests of Texas at the federal level. Upon graduating from law school, Shannon joined the firm of Holm, Bambace, and McCabe as an associate focused on issues of civil defense.
With her heart set on public policy, Shannon returned to the Texas Legislature in 2004 where she would first serve as General Counsel to Texas Senator Jane Nelson. Shannon was then named Committee Director for the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, where she managed a team of health policy experts to analyze and draft legislation on key policy issues including Medicaid, public health, mental health, and programs to assist Texans most vulnerable population, as well as assist in budget negotiations on health related issues.
Shannon concluded her time at the Capitol as the Committee Director for the Senate Finance Committee where she oversaw the budget writing process for all areas of state government, including health care, education, transportation, natural resources and general government services.
Today, Shannon provides expert legislative consulting, advocacy, analysis and grassroots coordination for a wide range of both corporate and non-profit clients in sectors such as health care, energy, crime victims, mental health and substance abuse prevention, and the arts.
Shannon resides in Austin with her husband and two children. They enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with a goal of visiting every national park by the time their children go to college.
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