Employee Spotlight: Gina Shannon
Education and Work History: Gina is a proud double alum from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master’s in business administration (MBA). Her next desired educational step is to obtain her Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate.
Prior to joining Shaw, she spent 15+ years in the energy industry at companies like Shell Oil Company with rotations in Credit Risk Management and Supply/Logistics. It was during her time at Shell Oil where she realized a passion for process improvement and obtained a Lean Practitioner certification. After this, she became the Lead BA for implementing new risk management software at a couple of energy trading companies.
Gina joined Shaw in April 2018 as a Project Manager. She has led various project teams to implement Spectrum for several clients, including one of Shaw’s most strategic, which will help the company propel into new markets.
Interests and Family: Gina is a native Houstonian who is married to Michael with one daughter, who is a competitive cheerleader, and one son, who is a high school senior.
Gina enjoys running as hobby, which usually means very early morning wakeups, and she ticked off a bucket list item by completing the Houston Half Marathon in January 2020. She also enjoys baking with her daughter and watches shows like “This is Us” and historical dramas.
Rave Review: Gina’s manager Milton Bentley says: “Gina is highly motivated to understand her clients’ business so she can anticipate their needs and better respond to their requests, leading to successful implementations. She advocates within Shaw to keep her clients at the top of every priority list. Gina is an enthusiastic learner of new and better project management techniques.”
Gina says: “Having worked in one of the largest global companies, Gina has experienced trying to make improvements when no one aligns with the end goal. That is not the case at Shaw. Shaw’s strength is that we are, literally and figuratively, a family. We care about each other and will occasionally disagree as family members can. In the end, even though there are challenges, everyone will work hard together to accomplish a goal.”
If you had a time machine, would you go to the future or to the past?
Gina would go to the past because she believes if she saw the future, it would not actually turn out that way. She would go witness what really occurred from those historical dramas!