Michelle Shanahan

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.