The NūLoop Partners Steering Committee is pleased to announce the selection of its new Executive Director—Shannon Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald will take over for Dan Collison after Collison’s 5 1/2 years of service to NūLoop. In addition, Shannon will continue the strategically designed shared staff model between NūLoop and the mpls downtown council staff as the new Director of Downtown Partnerships for the MDC.
Fitzgerald graduated in 2022 from the Carlson School of Management with a Master for Business Administration degree. Shannon brings an impressive array of leadership and collaborative skills to NūLoop including 15+ years of experience leading organizations through quick growth and significant change. She served as Project Lead for the Chameleon Consortium of the MDC for one year alongside Collison and prior to that was the Managing Director for Theater Mu for six years, a professional, nonprofit theater company serving the Asian American community in the Twin Cities.
Shannon reflects on the opportunity by saying:
“I’m looking forward to joining NūLoop Partners to support ideas that are expansive and inclusive, with the needs of the whole community at the core. The energy of the North Loop, the Warehouse District, and Target Field combined with the great potential of the Root District create a canvas for NūLoop members and partners to continue to build incredible spaces to live, work, and play, and I’m fortunate to be able to join this exciting work.”
Shannon will begin her new role on July 5.