Shannon Duran serves as Guardians Credit Union's President. Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Shannon now resides in Royal Palm Beach with her husband (high school sweetheart), and their three beautiful children.
Shannon is an honors graduate of the University of South Florida and holds a B.A. from the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in public relations and minor in communications.
Shannon began working in the credit union industry immediately after graduating college. She began her career in the marketing department at GTE Federal Credit Union in Tampa, Florida in May of 1997 and has been with Guardians Credit Union since June of 2001 serving in various capacities throughout the credit union, now as President. She has a philanthropic heart and a true passion for helping people of all means achieve their financial goals, hence calling the credit union industry "home." She also has a devoted appreciation towards helping children and families thrive in all aspects of their lives, therefore making Family Promise a perfect choice for her to become involved with.
Throughout her career, Shannon has been recognized as a nominee for the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA's) Marketer of the Year and has received many awards through the Credit Union Executives Society's Golden Mirror Award program. Shannon has also been privileged to speak at various credit union seminars and conferences on topics ranging from relationship pricing creation/implementation, effective management skills, understanding operational efficiencies/analysis and best practices as a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution). She has also earned the Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) designation in September 2015 from the National Credit Union Foundation. She has a passion for encouraging the advancement of women in leadership and has joined the Florida Sister Society of the Global Women's Leadership Network as a co-leader. Lastly, she is a 2017 graduate of the University of Georgia's Southeastern CUNA Management School, a three year management program and certification for credit union professionals.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, cooking, and cheering on her kids at their soccer games.