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Meet our March A-Lister: Shannon Ryan Nicosia

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“I’m thankful to be surrounded by some of the most talented folks in the business.”

                            —Shannon Ryan Nicosia, Director of Marketing, Pixar Animation Studios


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An 11-year member of the Pixar Animation Studios team, Shannon Ryan Nicosia knows a thing or two about delivering a high-quality product. As director of marketing and communication, she works with promotional partners to share Pixar’s stories, the ones audiences know and love. Shannon’s role often requires quick trips from Pixar Animation Studios near Oakland, California, to Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. With Southwest, Shannon can attend meetings at Disney and still be home for dinner. And it’s not just the ease of travel she values—it’s the quality. Shannon appreciates that Southwest Employees are committed to making their Company the best, just like her colleagues at Pixar. 


Sushi Stop “On my trips to Burbank, I try to fit in lunch at Katsuya, my favorite sushi spot.” 


Passion Project “I’m excited about our upcoming adventure film, Coco, which comes out this fall. It follows a 12-year-old boy who discovers a generations-old mystery at a family reunion.”


Speak Up “I have a secret dream to be a ‘scratch’ voiceover actor at Pixar. Early on in production, we use non-professional voice actors for characters before the final actors are recorded.”