Ms. Shanahan is the Controller for Creative Testing Solutions (CTS) and has served in this capacity since 2012.
Michelle spent the first years of her career in the for-profit sector, working in diverse industries including the global oil market, the national retail sector and the import/export business, serving in senior Treasury and Asset management roles. In a concerted effort to work in the non-profit sector, she obtained a Chief Administrative Officer position for a small blood bank in California. Michelle eventually began working for Vitalant after leading a merger of the California blood bank with Vitalant; this merger was necessary due to the sharp economic decline of the blood banking business environment at the time.
Michelle has earned the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, honing her expertise in working with executive management teams tasked with developing and implementing business strategies that enhance long range profitability.
Michelle graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Business in Seattle, Washington.