Shanell H. Watson

April 2, 2019 - - Posted by

Shanell Watson is a program officer with the Woodward Hines Education Foundation, primarily responsible for managing programmatic activity related to the Foundation’s statewide postsecondary attainment priorities. Prior to joining the Foundation as a financial analyst in 2007, Shanell worked as an assurance supervisor for HORNE LLP and external grant manager for the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation. She has been licensed as a certified public accountant in the state of Mississippi since 2005 and received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy from Millsaps College’s Else School of Management.   Shanell has served the community in various capacities, including her current service as chair of the Young CPA Liaison Committee of the Mississippi Society of CPAs and governing board member of Mississippi Action for Progress, a statewide early childhood education agency. Shanell and her husband, Edward, reside in Terry, MS with their three sons, Nicholas, Sean and Barrett.   Shanell believes wholeheartedly that empowering women to be successful is a driving force for improving our world: “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things that I cannot accept.” ~~Angela Y. Davis

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