Shannon began her hospitality career in 2010, after having completed an undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business from Eastern Illinois University. She brings a range of hotel brand experience, having worked with corporate and independently owned brands including: Best Western, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Wyndham Hotels Resorts and most recently Choice Hotels.
Shannon’s experience has taken her to a number of properties across Indiana, Wisconsin and the Chicagoland suburbs. During that time, she made a name for herself turning around challenged properties by implementing new processes and taking a “hands on” approach to all aspects of hotel operations and execution.
Currently, Shannon works as a District Manager for Gulf Coast Hotel Management, where she oversees three Chicagoland MainStay properties, along with a fourth in Connecticut. She is also charged with leading her team of General Managers to drive strong and consistent guest experiences, engage employees, and optimize revenues. Outside of work, Shannon is a former collegiate volleyball player that loves spending time with her adorable puppy (Bali) and has a passion for travel and exploring various cultures.