Interim President & CEO
Shanna Marzilli is the interim president and chief executive officer at Plan International USA, an international humanitarian and development organization that partners with adolescent girls and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality, providing the support and resources that are unique to their needs and the needs of their communities, ensuring they achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety.
Prior to this appointment, Shanna was the chief marketing office for more than eight years at Plan and chief human resources officer for the past four years. As CMO, she oversaw all individual giving to Plan, as well as partnerships with corporations and foundations. She was responsible for building the Plan brand through marketing, communications, public engagement and advocacy initiatives. As CHRO, Shanna oversaw the organization’s workforce development and talent management efforts. She led the implementation of Plan’s total compensation philosophy, including the expansion of Plan’s maternity and paternity leave policy, the successful implementation of a new compensation and performance management program and significantly increased employee engagement.
Since joining Plan in 2013, Shanna managed the execution of a number of projects including the well-known Because I Am A Girl campaign, which raised more than $15 million for girls’ education. In addition, she led the development and implementation of a rebranding, resulting in increased brand awareness among target audiences. Shanna spearheaded annual U.S. activities around International Day of the Girl, which included girls and young women taking over the positions of female executives at companies such as Facebook, Google, Creative Artists Agency Foundation, MSNBC and YouTube, among others.
Shanna began her career in health policy, primarily at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island where she served as the assistant vice president for Corporate Compliance and Ethics, senior vice president of strategic transformation and chief marketing officer. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Women to Watch in Health Care award from Providence Business News.
Shanna is a graduate of Providence College in Rhode Island.