ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. November 2, 2018. BNY Mellon Wealth Management has announced that Shannon Kennedy, President of U.S. Markets, Southwest, was honored as an OC500 award recipient. The OC500 is an annual book published by the OCBJ that highlights the most influential business people and opinion shapers in the Orange County community.

“This award is a true testament to the dedication that Shannon exemplifies in her community. We are immensely proud of her ongoing impactful initiatives and everything she will continue to accomplish in Orange County and the Southwest region,” said Tom Dicker, President of U.S. Markets at BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

In Shannon’s 30 years of experience, she has received multiple honors. She was named to Crain’s Chicago Magazine’s “40 under 40” and nominated as a top 25 Wealth Manager Private Asset Management. In 2016, she was named as one of Modern Luxury’s Dynamic Women of Orange County and was honored as an outstanding community volunteer by the Girl Scouts of Orange County in 2015.

“I am dedicated to being a positive influence in my community and industry,” said Kennedy. “For the past 30 years, my commitment to the Orange County Community has introduced me to many great people and organizations and I am excited to be honored amongst such a notable group of leaders in Orange County.”

The OCBJ directory will be distributed to subscribers on November 5.


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