Poteau, Okla. – Shannen Hamby has joined the Kiamichi Technology Center –Poteau Campus as a Workforce & Economic Development Coordinator. Her responsibilities include working with local business, industries, and community organizations for workforce and economic development.
Hamby is a 2012 graduate of Poteau High School. She graduated with highest honors from Carl Albert State College in 2014 with an Associate of Arts in Social Sciences. From CASC, she transferred to Oklahoma State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and majored in Agricultural Communications.
After graduation from OSU in 2016, Hamby began her professional career as the Advertising Manager of Oklahoma Living Magazine and moved to Oklahoma City. There, she was responsible for managing and selling one million dollars of advertising revenue each year.
After nearly two years with Oklahoma Living, Hamby accepted an opportunity to return home to Southeast Oklahoma and her Alma Mater and serve the communities of LeFlore and Sequoyah County as the Director of Marketing for Carl Albert State College.
She was recently named a 2019 NextGen 30 Under 30 award winner in the state of Oklahoma. She and her husband, Aaron, live in Shady Point and love the outdoors, horses, livestock, photography, camping, kayaking and their dogs, Dixie and Dolly.
Kiamichi Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities since 1968, serving ten full and three partial counties. KTC is one of 29 districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs. KTC also offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as well as certifications in many diverse career fields. KTC serves nearly 23,000 individuals each year, including many area companies who receive training through the Business and Industry Services division that works with over 400 businesses annually.