|about shannon ingram|
Shannon Ingram has been enthusiastically embracing the written word since the age of 12 when her first television review of The Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre was published by the LA Times. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. She has been Editor of This Week Magazines, Hawaii’s largest-circulation visitor publication, Marketing Manager for Walt Disney Resorts at Disneyland in California, Managing Director of Marketing Communications for Intelligent Electronics (a large computer distribution company) in Colorado, and Regional Vice President of Marketing for Navigant International, the second largest corporate travel management company in the US.
Shannon is also a business professional. She was owner/principal of The PR Directors, a public relations firm in Honolulu, before joining Stryker Weiner Associates, one of Hawaii’s largest PR agencies. She executed award-winning communications programs for a number of prestigious clients including Sheraton Hotels in Hawaii, Hilton Hawaiian Village, The Honolulu Marathon and the Maui Visitors Bureau.
During her five years with Intelligent Electronics, Shannon immersed herself in learning the intricacies of the technology industry, from state-of-the-art hardware and software to networking and connectivity to data storage to enterprise content management. She served as publisher of Icon Magazine, and directed the development and implementation of the company’s web site.
Shannon served on the elite marketing team that developed and rolled out the corporate brand for Navigant International prior to the company’s IPO in June 1999. She served as corporate media spokesperson, helped to develop the company’s Internet presence and wrote feature articles for a variety of magazines and travel-related web sites.
In 2003, Shannon and her husband, Gary, relocated from Colorado to California in order for Shannon to care for her aging parents. Her new book, The Heart Way – A Journey From Corporate to Care, is the story of her enlightening experience of leaving a thriving corporate career to become a caregiver. In addition to the heartwarming and humorous personal story, she shares the eight “footprints” or qualities that served her along the way and suggests how you, too, can use them to create a more balanced and caring life.An accomplished speaker and presenter on a variety of topics related to handling stress in the corporate world, caregiving and marketing communications, Shannon currently conducts “From Corporate to Care” workshops nationally and is available for keynotes and seminars.