GDES Alumna Named to BBJ’s 2024 40 Under 40

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The Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) recently announced the Class of 2024 40 Under 40, which recognizes emerging professionals who have made an impact in the city of Birmingham. The Class of 2024—representing the 40th anniversary of BBJ’s 40 Under 40 program—includes one of CADC’s own: Auburn Graphic Design graduate Shannon Harris ’06.

Harris was recently promoted to Executive Creative Director at Big Communications, an independent, integrated communications agency in Birmingham. The first woman Executive Creative Director in Big’s 28-year history, she leads the agency’s 14-person creative department in the development and delivery of highly impactful, award-winning solutions for Big’s clients. Read more about her work here.

Harris will be recognized alongside this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees at an event in February in Birmingham.

“I’m thrilled to be hanging out with such good company on the BBJ’s Top 40 Under 40 list!” Harris shared. “Birmingham’s collaborative business scene is inspiring, and I feel privileged to be a part of it.”