Shanna Zuspan

Shanna Zuspan is a principal and co-owner of Agnew::Beck Consulting. With a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shanna has 24 years’ experience working in housing, land use, and community development. Shanna was born and raised in Alaska and spent her early years in McCarthy, Alaska on Ahtna traditional lands, later moving to her home in Anchorage on Dena’ina lands. Shanna also spent 10 years in Sacramento, California as a project manager in public finance, land use economics and community development before reemerging in Alaska to raise a family over 14 years ago.  

Whether working with local governments, Tribal entities, state agencies, or the private sector, Shanna provides objective facts and analytical tools to help organizations find common solutions to controversial issues. She is skilled at translating complex technical data so that it is understandable and transparent. As a former redevelopment professional with a focus on sustainable development projects, Shanna enjoys working with public agencies and businesses to implement public/private partnerships that help achieve common goals.  Shanna leads many of Agnew::Beck’s housing studies, economic and financial feasibility analyses, market assessments, and business planning efforts.

Shanna is a Board member of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, the Alaska Drillers baseball club, and Abbott O Rabbit Little League.