Shannon Richter is a member of Watt Company’s Board of Directors. Shannon is serving in her 6th year as Chair of the Watt Family Council where she assists the family in navigating complex transitions, coordinates educational programming, and guides the planning of the annual Shareholder Meeting and Family Reunion. Shannon lead the family team to establish the Family Council. Under Shannon’s leadership the Council wrote and ratified a Constitution and developed Committees. As Chair of the Council, Shannon continues to oversee policy development and family philanthropy.
Shannon serves on the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation Board where she plans and runs events; she also volunteers in the schools initiating and managing educational experiences throughout the district. Shannon has served on the board of the Mama Ada Foundation funding tuition for students and seeds for farmers in Kenya. Previously Shannon worked as a Food Scientist at The Pillsbury Company.
Shannon holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Science degree from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University. She recently earned a certification in Project Management from the University of Minnesota. Shannon currently resides in Minnesota with her husband, Bradford, and three children, Raymond, Ethan and Aubrey.