VP of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances
Shannon Offord is the VP of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at DirectEmployers Association. With over 24 years of experience in the HR and online recruitment industry, Shannon uses his industry knowledge to build and maintain relationships with the Association’s bevvy of recruitment, veteran, disability, government, and diversity-focused partners. Along with his dedicated team, Shannon manages the relationship with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), and co-manages the National Labor Exchange (NLx)—the nation’s first electronic labor exchange developed as a collaborative effort between employers and state workforce agencies. In addition to his responsibilities at DirectEmployers, he also serves on the Board of Directors of Corporate America Supports You (CASY), a nonprofit organization focused on veteran recruitment, and is on the Advisory Council of Youth Opportunity Foundation, a nonprofit that helps vulnerable young people turn into productive adults. Prior to joining DE in 2006, Shannon worked for Monster Worldwide as a Senior Internet Recruitment Consultant where he assisted Fortune 2000 companies with building online recruitment strategies. Shannon takes pride in his past experience recruiting and training recruiters on sourcing and cold calling techniques. In 2022 he was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders, by TATech. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Public Relations from Anderson University. While in college he also spent a semester abroad in Londonderry, Northern Ireland studying Conflict Resolution at the University of Ulster.