Monica Shortino

Director, Social Innovation
Capital One

Monica Shortino has nearly two decades of experience leading nonprofits and corporate philanthropy strategy. As Capital One’s Director of Social Innovation, she oversees philanthropy and community strategy to lead innovation in her community on behalf of Capital One’s Financial Services division. She was instrumental in launching several large-scale initiatives including Capital One’s high school internship program; place-based investment strategy benefiting seven cities throughout the region and most recently securing a world-record title for Capital One related to computer programming.

Monica previously served as the Executive Director for the Plano ISD Education Foundation, a conduit for public private partnerships for the District’s priority projects, where she increased corporate engagement and launched its first alumni association. Prior to joining, Plano ISD Education, Monica served as the Director of Operations and Development for the Real Estate Council and the Real Estate Council Foundation. She managed large scale events as well as membership recruitment and retention, programs and communications departments. Under her leadership, she scaled revenues for the organization.

Monica attended Abilene Christian University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from the University of North Texas. She has a Masters of Science degree in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. Monica is active in her community serving on numerous boards and task forces. Monica has been recognized by the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Rising Star Award; Dallas Business Journal, 40 under 40 Award and D CEO, 30 under 30 in Commercial Real Estate Award. Monica lives in North Texas with her husband and two sons.

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