Suzanne Shank is chairwoman, CEO and co-founder of Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co, LLC., the top ranked minority and woman owned municipal bond underwriter. Under Shank’s leadership, the firm grew from a start-up in 1996 to one which has completed over $1.4 trillion in financings for municipal issuers and $1 trillion in corporate bond and equity transactions. Shank has personally crafted financing structures, credit strategies and investor outreach plans for numerous large scale municipal bond issuers nationally. Prior to Siebert, Shank was a Structural Engineer for General Dynamics.
Shank serves on a number of industry and civic boards, including the Bipartisan Policy Center Executive Council on Infrastructure, The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, New York Citizen’s Budget Commission, Invest Detroit, Wharton Graduate Board, Spelman College Board, Georgia Tech Advisory Board to the President, and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Shank has received honors including 100 Most Influential Women by Crain’s Detroit Business, Top 25 Women in Finance by Essence Magazine, and 75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street by Women in Public Finance. Shank holds an MBA in finance from The University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.