John Shannon

      HSC Consultant


John Shannon

John Shannon was born in 1955 and raised for seven years in Washington, DC, after which his family moved to Paris for five years and Tokyo for another five before settling in New York City in 1971. 

He graduated from the
Lycee Francais de New York in 1973 and received a BA in History from Trinity College, in Hartford, CT.  He was a banker in New York for 11 years, working with European clients.  Subsequently, he moved away from financial services and went to the non-profit sector.  Since 1994 he has been Executive Director & Almoner of St. George's Society of New York, one of that city's oldest, continuously operating membership organizations, founded in 1770.  In addition to organizing regular events for its members, the Society operates a significant charitable program of financial assistance to needy persons living in the New York area who are from the United Kingdom of the British Commonwealth. 

Additionally Mr. Shannon is President of the
College of Arms Foundation, Inc., which was established by the College of Arms in 1984.

* General Society of Colonial Wars (former Member of the Council of the
   New York State Society)
* St. Nicholas Society of the City of New York (past President)
Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
* St. George's Society of New York  (Executive Director; Almoner)
* Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion

* Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (Officer)
Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus  (Knight)

Other Notes
Mr. Shannon serves as Assistant Secretary of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies in New York.  He is a member of The Pilgrims of the United States; the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society where he serves as Chairman of the Committee on Heraldry; and Saint Thomas Church in New York (where he co-chaired the Every Member Canvass for two years).  Mr. Shannon is also a member of The Heraldry Society and the Society of Heraldic Arts, two UK-based organizations that focus on all forms of English heraldry.


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