Kathleen M. Shanahan

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Kathleen M. Shanahan is currently Chairman and CEO of Uretek Florida. Uretek Florida is a Florida based and Florida owned corporation focused on soil stabilization and densification through the use of a patented polymer based application process.

Ms. Shanahan has a distinguished background in business, politics and public service. Previously, Kathleen was Chairman and CEO of WRScompass, a civil and environmental construction company, from July 2005 thru July 2011. WRScompass experienced significant growth under Kathleen’s leadership. Prior to her executive management posts, Kathleen was a senior consultant to former New York Stock Exchange CEO John Thain, and a senior executive in charge of public and community affairs at PaineWebber.

Additionally, she has held federal and state public policy positions of 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, special assistant to then Vice President George Bush, and staff assistant on President Reagan's National Security Council.

Ms. Shanahan currently serves as Chair of Florida's State Board of Education, as board member of the Florida Council of 100, pro bono advisor to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Eckerd Youth Alternatives Board, the Lincoln Center Institute Board, and Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Kathleen previously served as a member of the National Parks Foundation Board, a Presidential appointment.

Ms. Shanahan received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a Masters of Business Administration from the New York University Stern School of Management.

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  1. Directors, National Park Foundation, accessed November 24, 2007.