Kathleen Shanahan is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Turtle & Hughes, Inc., which ranks among the nation’s top 20 independent electrical distribution companies. She was named CEO in 2020 after serving for two years as Co-CEO alongside Jayne Millard, fourth generation of family leadership. Ms. Shanahan joined Turtle & Hughes in 2017 as Executive Vice President of National Accounts, driving digital, marketing and brand value in the marketplace. Previously, she served for over three years on its board of directors. In 2020, Ms. Shanahan was named CEO to Watch by Family Business Magazine.
Ms. Shanahan is a prominent Florida businesswoman with a long and distinguished background in politics and public service. She has held federal and state public policy positions: Chief of Staff for Florida Governor Jeb Bush; Chief of Staff to Vice President‐elect Dick Cheney; Deputy Secretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency for Governor Pete Wilson; Special Assistant to Vice President George H.W. Bush; and Staff Assistant on President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council.
Ms. Shanahan currently serves on the following board of directors: GLDD (NASDAQ); HQI (NASDAQ); Lumina Analytics (Private); Alloy Group (Private); Foundation Risk Partners (Private); Tampa General Hospital (TGH); and the Florida National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD); Adelphi Trust Company, and the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW). She is a member of the Women Corporate Directors and the International Women’s Forum.