Shannon DiBari, former COO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has joined the $207M-revenue American Petroleum Institute as special adviser. DiBari retired from the Chamber in 2017 after a 38-year career at the business group. In an interview with CEO Update, the former COO said she started advising API as a part-time consultant about a year ago to assist CEO Mike Sommers and COO Amanda Eversole in the leadership transition at the group. (Sommers joined API in 2018 and hired Eversole shortly afterward.)
“One thing led to another and they’ve asked me to stay on as this place grows and evolves and share some of the wisdom and insight that I’ve gained over 40 years about how organizations become more efficient and effective,” she said.
DiBari first joined the Chamber in 1979 in the Office of the General Counsel and worked her way through the business group's ranks. She became COO in 2014, where she oversaw a major renovation of the Chamber's historic headquarters in Washington, D.C.