Coleman Lew Canny Bowen

Shana Plott

Shana Plott

Shana Plott

As chief executive officer, Shana (named among the “Fifty Most Influential Women” in the Charlotte region in 2017) manages all facets of the firm and leads executive-level search for her clients.

Shana is heavily involved in the search industry on an international level and serves on the Council of the Americas for the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC). She is also committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in leadership and serves on the Advisory Board for the Director Diversity Initiative through the UNC School of Law.

Prior to joining Coleman Lew Canny Bowen, Shana worked for several years in retained search with the Carolinas office of Heidrick & Struggles, serving as associate director and successfully completing retained searches for CEOs, CFOs, and other senior executives across many industry sectors.

Shana spent almost 20 years in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. She began her career as a certified recreation therapist in acute and long-term care. She then transitioned into management, ultimately serving in director-level roles in development, marketing, and communications. Most recently, she spent seven years as development director for KinderMourn, Inc.

Shana graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in recreation therapy. She is a member of the Junior League of Charlotte, a founding board member for SouthPark Engineering and Robotics Clubs, and currently serves on the board of Loaves and Fishes. She and her husband have three children.

Phone: 704-377-0362

Email: [email protected]


Did you know?

Shana regularly rises before 5 a.m. on Saturdays to feed her garage sale habit. You’d never guess her silk drapes, antique china cabinet, and upholstered club chairs are second-hand goods. She’d love to tell you about the thrill of the hunt and about the great bargains she finds for her treasures.