Chief Communications Officer of Centene Corporation

Shannon Susko headshot - Chief Communications Officer, Centene.Shannon Susko, Chief Communications Officer of Centene

Shannon Susko serves as Chief Communications Officer of Centene Corporation. Susko is responsible for the company’s communications function. She leads the development and execution of all internal and external communications, overseeing corporate reputation and advancing communications strategy in support of the company’s business objectives.

Prior to joining Centene, Susko served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategic Situations and Investor Relations and Head of Healthcare for Edelman Smithfield. Susko guided Boards of Directors and management teams of public and private companies on communications strategy during both normal course and transformative situations. 

She previously served as Vice President of Communications at Global Strategy Group, advising clients on strategic communications, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and reputation management. Susko is also the founder of Susko & Co., a consulting firm that advised clients in healthcare and financial service industries. Susko began her career at TriWest Healthcare Alliance, a Department of Defense managed care support contractor responsible for the administration of the military’s healthcare program – TRICARE.

Susko earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.