'90 Graphic Design
Vice President for Marketing, Engagement, and Business Development
Shannon joined the Alumni Association staff in April 2016 as vice president for marketing, engagement, and business development, a newly-created position that oversees member services, constituent engagement, and revenue-generating programs. She was previously the director of client services at AMPERAGE Marketing in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she led an agency team of account executives and worked with key clients in areas such as non-profit organizations, health care, higher education, and finance. In her current position, she directs the Association’s strategic planning and marketing initiatives in addition to supervising staff who work with the Association’s membership, sponsorship, travel, merchandise, career services, awards, young alumni, student, lifelong learning, and other programs.
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Favorite ISU tradition: tailgating before football games with family and friends
Favorite food: I am a confirmed Foodie with too many favorites to list! The challenge lies in pairing them with the perfect wine.
What I like about my job: The passionate people I work with every day all working to promote the qualities of Iowa State University that drew me to this institution 30 years ago
In my spare time, I like to: cook, paint, garden, read, spend time with my husband and children (usually involves cooking!) and watch sports – Go Cyclones!
Something unique that most people don't know about me: I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and tell it like it is, so most people that meet me know me pretty well right from go!
The Iowa State University Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)3, self-governing organization charged with the mission of engaging the talents and resources of alumni, students, and friends in the life, work, and aspiration of Iowa State University. Our vision is to become the lifetime partner in engaging all alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University.