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Spotlight: Suzanne Shank
In 1996, Suzanne Shank founded Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C. She has been busy since, partnering with DASNY and growing the MWBE full-service investment banking and financial services firm into national prominence as its majority owner.
Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co.’s partnership with DASNY started more than 20 years ago, and its role has grown from a member of DASNY’s co-manager pool of underwriters to senior manager. The company, which provides comprehensive strategic planning, capital raising and risk management guidance, has also helped DASNY develop two new bond programs while working with majority firms: The Worker’s Compensation Employer Assessment Revenue Bond Program and the State University of New York (SUNY) Dormitory Facilities Revenue Bond Program. Both have greatly benefited New York State.
The firm grew to become the first MWBE firm to rank within the Top 10 of all U.S. municipal debt underwriters and the first MWBE to lead a municipal underwriting over $1 billion in principal amount.
Shank has since moved on to become President and largest equity owner of Shank Williams Cisneros & Co., LLC and CEO of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC (SWS).
Shank's work has been recognized repeatedly. She has been inducted into the “Academy of Engineering Alumni” by Georgia Tech, named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the National Association of Securities Professionals, was included in NBC’s “Grio 100 List,” which honors African American leaders nationally, and received the Municipal Forum’s Austin Koenen Career Achievement Award.