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Trustee Suzanne Shank Receives Black Girls Rock! Award

August 2017

Spelman Board of Trustee Suzanne ShankSpelman College Trustee Suzanne F. Shank, president and CEO of the Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC, recently was honored on BET’s Black Girls Rock! 2017 Awards. The annual awards celebration recognizes the achievements of Black women who have broken barriers in art, entertainment, business and community service.

Shank was presented with the Shot Caller Award at the Aug. 5 ceremony, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. She was recognized as an accomplished pioneer in the world of finance and a role model for African-American women and girls throughout the country.

Shank co-founded the trillion-dollar municipal finance firm in 1996. Her company made history in 2010, becoming the first minority and woman-owned firm in Wall Street history to rank in the top 10 among municipal bond underwriters. The awards show aired on Tuesday, Aug. 22, on BET.

Read more: "Suzanne F. Shank Reflects on Life as Top Financier."