Director of Marketing & Communications
Shannon oversees the School of Drama’s internal and external communications, website, marketing of season productions, social media engagement, alumni relations, and special events. She serves on the team that organizes CMU’s partnership with the Tony Awards as well as producing the annual actors’ showcase in Pittsburgh, New York City, and Los Angeles.
Prior to joining CMU, Shannon worked as the Communications Director for the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), and before that as Associate Artistic Director for Salt Lake Acting Company in Salt Lake City, UT. Favorite theater projects include directing the world premiere of MERCURY by Steve Yockey, and associate producing Winter Miller’s NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN, presented at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in NYC.
Shannon currently serves on the advisory boards of WQED and the National New Play Network. She holds her BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University and her MA in Arts Management from American University in Washington D.C.