Shannon Frederick, ABC, is a strategic communications and human resources professional with nearly 20 years of corporate experience. She currently serves as director of global leader development for Walmart and is based at the company’s Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas. Shannon is a member of IABC Tulsa, which won the 2013 IABC International Chapter of the Year Award under her presidency. She has also served on the boards of IABC Dallas and the IABC Southern Region. Shannon is a 2016 Gold Quill and “Best of the Best” winner, and a recipient of IABC Tulsa’s John Hartman Professional of the Year Award. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Broadcasting/Public Relations and a master’s degree in Mass Communication from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and in 2011 completed all requirements to hold the Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) title.