Shannon Baldwin Davis received her Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Florida State University. Shannon served her collegiate community through her active participation as a Student Government Association senator and the national finance chair of the National Society of Black Engineers.
In the summer of 2006, Shannon began her career with Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Shannon was hired for a special development program, where she serves as a consultant to Caterpillar’s dealer organization.
Shannon’s first developmental assignment was in Peoria, Ill. While in Peoria, Shannon excelled professionally. During her first year with Caterpillar, she was chosen to attend the Dale Carnegie Course and the Karrass Negotiation course, and was selected as 1 of 300 employees to represent Caterpillar during President Bush’s visit to the East Peoria Facility
Her strong beliefs in community involvement continued despite her geographical location. While living in Peoria, Ill., Shannon served as a volunteer for Junior Achievement. While in Lafayette, Ind., Shannon volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
During her tenure in Miami, Fla., Shannon served as a marketing representative for Caterpillar Inc., Latin America Commercial Division. Shannon also served as the electric power sales manager based in Monterrey, Mexico. Shannon is the first African-American female to be selected as an international sales manager in the Latin America Commercial Division.
In 2009, Shannon relocated to Houston, Texas, where she served in field-based positions covering Mexico and the Caribbean. In 2012, Shannon was promoted to regional sales manager for the Electric Power North America Division and relocated to Seattle, Wash. Here, she served as the point of contact for dealers based in the Pacific Northwest, California and the Midwest.
Shannon now serves as the account manager for Electric Power Gas Product at Caterpillar Inc. She is responsible for Global Marketing and Sales of Electric Power Gas Product. Shannon recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary with Caterpillar Inc. and is pursuing her Master of Business Administration at Washington State University.