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Christina Shanks

Christina Shanks

VP, IT Strategy & Business Operations Altice USA

Christina joined Altice USA (formerly Cablevision) in August 2015 as Vice President, IT Strategy & Business Operations. In this role, Christina focuses on making things better for her customers, the enterprise, and the employees one transformation at a time. She is principally focused on strategic enterprise challenges like Application Rationalization, Agile adoption and Investment Optimization while focusing on IT focused initiatives including resource strategy, vendor governance, quality assurance and system integration, program and project management and analytics and transformation. In addition to her day job, Christina leads the Black Employee Affinity Network (BEAN) at Altice USA.

Before joining Altice USA, Christina spent a number of years in C-Level consulting engagements for Cablevision, Office Depot International and Sears Holdings LLC. The bulk of her career was spent at American Express in several roles throughout the business and technology including leading Investment Optimization for US Operations and executing a global Workplace Strategy initiative replacing the enterprise’s core workplace tools, increasing cost effectiveness and driving improved collaboration.

Christina holds a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University in Washington DC and, after a brief hiatus that consisted of 2 years of study for a PhD in Developmental Psychology at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, she obtained an MBA from American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington DC. More recently Christina has completed executive leadership programs at Columbia Business School and the prestigious NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

In her free time Christina’s passion is to travel the world learning about culture, people, dance and history.


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