Ellie Shannon
Ellie  Shannon

Director, Event Management & Facilities

Alma Mater:
Grand Valley State

Ellie Shannon is in her fourth season as a member of the Wake Forest Athletic Department in 2015-16. Ellie serves as the Director of Event Management and Facilities after being promoted from Associate Director in 2015.

Ellie serves as the primary gameday event manager for the Demon Deacon field hockey and men's basketball programs. She previously oversaw women's basketball and men's and women's tennis.

She is also responsible for the development and monitoring of all athletic department scheduling policies and procedures and the implementation of EMS scheduling software. Ellie serves as the primary scheduling contact for the athletic department.

A native of Otisville, Mich., Ellie most recently served as an event manager at the University of Connecticut during the 2011-12 academic year. During her stint at UConn, Ellie served as the tournament director for the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2011 NCAA Field Hockey Tournament, as well as the 2nd, 3rd and quarterfinal rounds of the 2011 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament.

Ellie has also worked in event management as a graduate assistant at Kansas State University (2010-11) and as an intern at Grand Valley State University (2008-10).

Ellie graduated from Grand Valley State with a bachelor's of science degree in physical education with an emphasis in sport management and a minor in business. She then went on to earn her Master's of Science degree in College Student Personnel with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics from Kansas State.