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Shannon Marimón

Executive Director, ReadyCT

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Shannon Marimón joined CBIA affiliate ReadyCT in 2018, leading the organization to become a vital conduit for collaborative innovation among civic and business communities, and shaping policies and practices that equitably serve all children in Connecticut.

She has worked in PK-12 and higher education for just under two decades.

As a native of Connecticut, she is committed to narrowing the state’s achievement gap and raising academic outcomes for all students through policy advocacy, public awareness, and capacity building.

Marimón was previously director of talent and operations for the CT RISE Network, responsible for establishing, advancing, and monitoring organizational goals related to student on-track achievement and college and career readiness.

Prior to RISE, she was division director for the Bureau of Educator Effectiveness at the Connecticut Department of Education.

She was a partner and director of site launch with The New Teacher Project and spent seven years working in higher education in such roles as student services and outreach manager for study abroad programming at Stanford University, associate director of admissions at Stanford Law School, and associate director of development for the Yale Schools of Art and Architecture.

Marimón holds an MBA with a focus on nonprofit and public sector management from Yale University, a master's in art history from Stanford University, and a bachelor's in art history and Spanish literature from Dartmouth College. She lives in West Hartford with her husband and two daughters.