Jason Shannon is President and COO of Shannex, a family-operated company that provides home care, retirement living and long-term care services in communities across Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. A graduate of Dalhousie University, Jason began his career as a corporate lawyer and joined Shannex in 1999. He started volunteering as a regional interviewer in 2012 and joined our board of directors the following year.
According to Jason, the interviews are integral to our selection process and beneficial for all those involved. “Although they are only 16 or 17 years old when they apply, all of the candidates have strong potential to become leaders in their chosen fields. We aim not only to test the depth of that potential, but also to help these young people articulate their vision for themselves and their community.”
Jason and his family are funding a 2014 Shannon Loran Award for Jillian Lamb, a student from Berwick, NS. Jill is now in her third year studying biology at the University of New Brunswick.
In addition to serving on our board, Jason is a director of the Atlantic Institute on Aging.