2024 Woman of Influence: Shannon Clay

Shannon Clay

Shannon Clay is an impact leader in the world of finance whose influence resonates far beyond boardrooms and balance sheets. As the Senior Vice President of Investor Services, Clay’s strategic prowess and relentless dedication have redefined industry standards for investor reporting, driving financial excellence while championing diversity and inclusion every step of the way. Through her visionary leadership, Clay has elevated her organization to new heights and served as a mentor and advocate for aspiring professionals — breaking down barriers and fostering a culture of empowerment. 

Clay stands as a paragon of professional excellence and leadership within Newrez — her impact reverberating across every facet of the organization. As Senior Vice President of Investor Services, Clay has orchestrated transformative strategies that have streamlined operations within investor services and elevated performance standards to unprecedented levels in areas across the organization. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic acumen have been instrumental in optimizing financial processes, ensuring regulatory compliance and fostering a culture of accountability and transparency. Under Clay’s guidance, Newrez has navigated complex financial landscapes with agility and resilience, solidifying its position as a leader in the mortgage industry. Through her leadership, Newrez was awarded Fannie Mae’s top rating in the FNMA STAR award.

Beyond her unparalleled expertise in finance, Clay’s leadership style is defined by her unwavering commitment to mentorship and empowerment. She has cultivated a dynamic and inclusive work environment where team members are encouraged to thrive and innovate. Clay’s dedication to nurturing talent has yielded remarkable results, with her mentees consistently excelling and ascending to leadership roles within the organization.


Shannon Clay


Senior Vice President, Investor Reporting and Accounting

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