Program: Online MBA
MBA, University of Pittsburgh
BS, Management and Marketing, Marquette University
Executive Leadership Coach Certificate, Georgetown University
Expertise: Leadership coaching, supply chain, B2B sales/marketing & operations
Terry Shannon's career in the foodservice distribution industry spanned 26 years beginning as a sales representative, progressing through positions as sales manager, VP of sales, and market president. He also held corporate level positions with Alliant/US Foods including VP of Sales Support and Administration, Division VP of Sales over 10 distribution centers, and VP/GM of the Shared Services Center.
In 2003, Shannon crossed over to the nonprofit social service sector as CEO of St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix. Founded in 1967, St. Mary's is recognized internationally as the world's first food bank. In 2011, the food bank ranked as the largest social service agency in Arizona and as one of the largest food banks in the country, distributing 74 million pounds of food, representing approximately 250,000 meals a day to folks in need in Arizona. The food bank received Charity Navigator's "Four Star" rating for nine consecutive years during Shannon's tenure as CEO. He served for two years as chairman of the Feeding America Food Bank Network National Council, representing its 200 food bank members serving the United States. Shannon also served for two years on the Feeding America national board of directors and eight years on the board of directors for the Global Food Banking Network.
In 2012, Shannon began coaching nonprofit leaders and volunteers with the Executive Partner program at William & Mary (Executive Director from 2015 to 2019) working with business school graduate and undergraduate students. He currently serves as a master teacher/section leader for the Online MBA program, as director of the corporate field consultancy program and as an adjunct professor in organizational behavior.