Shannon L. Goessling is Executive Director for Southeastern Legal Foundation, an Atlanta, Georgia-based public interest law firm and policy center. Goessling was the 2002 GOP nominee and candidate for Georgia Attorney General. A former public servant, Goessling worked as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in metro Atlanta, prosecuting crimes against women and children. A lifelong conservative, Goessling has served on various task forces and professional associations in leadership positions working toward limited government, law-and-order, and enhancement of constitutional liberties.
Goessling's background as a small business owner provides 'real-world' experience with government regulation and taxation, and she brings practical, vigorous leadership to Southeastern Legal Foundation, one of the nation's leading public interest law firms founded in 1976. Goessling was appointed to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Georgia Advisory Committee in 2007. She appears regularly on national, state and regional media and panels. She is a cum laude graduate of Rollins College in Florida and received a J.D. from Emory University School of Law.