Constituent & Legislative Affairs
As Director of Constituent and Legislative Affairs, Shannon Warnock is responsible for working with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services’ various constituent stakeholders, including government officials, foster families, agency employees, and media professionals. Her office oversees the agency’s Communications team, which focuses on internal and external communications, website design, and supporting employee wellness initiatives. The Legislative Affairs team considers legislation and develops policy that improves the lives of Mississippi’s children and families. Shannon is a proud bulldog, earning a BA in English from Mississippi State University and JD from Mississippi College School of Law. Among many professional achievements, she is pleased to have been named Top 40 Under 40 with MS Business Journal, Distinguished Woman of the Year from the Diabetes Foundation of MS, Goodwill Services Outstanding Volunteer, and past Chairman of the MS Humanities Council. She had the opportunity to serve in the administrations of three Mississippi governors and learned about servant leadership and principled policy making from each of them. As Director of Mississippi’s Washington, D.C. office, she was able to research and understand the federal state partnership opportunities which benefit many of MDCPS’s constituencies. Shannon states that she was in an ideal position to learn about the legislative process and the importance of developing relationships with various allies to achieve goals. As Chairman of the Mississippi State Parole Board, she made decisions that affected the lives of men and women who had lost hope and became convinced that generational poverty and educational deficits harm our state’s families in immeasurable ways. Because of this work, she developed a passion for the families of both offenders and victims. She views her work at MDCPS as an extension of service to an often-underserved group. Her work at MDCPS will continue to allow her to advocate for some of society’s less fortunate and help create meaningful change at the agency and in our state.
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