Shannon Pastizzo has invested an extensive career identifying the financial needs of healthcare employees and their families and promoting programs to meet those needs for a financial institution in central Connecticut. Her more recent experience involved creating and orchestrating marketing and business development initiatives that were professional, creative, successful and proven advantageous to both the business and the consumer.
She brings a varied background that includes marketing, strategic planning, business strategy and analysis. Other attributes include social media, event planning, public relations and business development as well as vendor relations and vendor negotiations, financial planning and profit analysis. She won four consecutive Connecticut wide Marketing Excellence Awards.
In addition, she was the Director of Figure Skating at the International Skating Center of Connecticut for a number of years, including the Learn to Skate program, hiring, managing, mentoring, and coaching a team of amateur skaters and professional skating coaches. During her involvement, they increased enrollment by 80% and were recognized as a top 100 program in the USA.
She has developed tremendous communication skills, and exhibits an uncanny ability to match the needs of a diverse community with systems that are available. She often invents new programs and frequently modifies existing ones. Her desire to be part of a team of visionaries whose goals are improving Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a perfect match for her win-win approach.
Shannon graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She is also a Certified Financial Counselor. Shannon is new to the Tampa Bay area and sees this as a wonderful opportunity to “meet and greet” many interesting people. She lives in the Tampa area with her husband, Gary and her two children, Mitchell and Lexi.