Shannon’s Resume

by Shannon
Shannon Lucas Westrum
Experience  6-2007 to Present

Bemidji Building Center, Inc

Bemidji, MN

President / Vice President / Secretary-Treasurer

  • Marketing and public relations for local lumber yard – introduced and maintain website, Facebook, Twitter and e-newsletters
  • Designing and implementing systems to make processes more efficient and organized
  • Planning all buying and marketing events, customer and staff appreciation
  6-2000 to 9-2007

Concordia Language Villages 

Bemidji, MN 

Retail and E-commerce Manager / Retail Coordinator

  • Sourcing and purchasing and bookkeeping for 4 year-round and 15 seasonal gift shops
  • Creation of all training materials and training of all sales and warehouse staff
  • Average increase in revenue 10% per year for 7 years
  1-1996 to 6-2000 

Insurance Placement Service 

Bemidji, MN 

Insurance Agent

  • Created a book of business through networking, community involvement and personal marketing projects
  • Advised customers in risk management
  • Sold all lines of insurance; life, health, personal, commercial and property / casualty
  4-1994 to 1-1996 

GR Herbergers, Inc 

Bemidji, MN 

Department Head

  • Managing part-time staff
  • Merchandising and sale set-up, inventory maintenance
  • Customer assistance
Education  5-1995 

Bemidji State University 

Bemidji, MN 

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

  • Emphasis in small business management
Interests  Outside of my professional life, I have a wide variety of interests. I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Authority and the Bemidji Community Art Center. I am an avid reader, as well as a dabbler in many artistic mediums. I also enjoy volunteering, gardening, and traveling.
References  References are available on request. 


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