Executive Director- Shannon Barrios
Shannon N. Barrios was named Executive Director of the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation in October of 2016.
Shannon comes to the CCEDC with a wealth of global experience that spans multiple disciplines. She began her career in Marketing and Advertising. After several years working as an executive in an entrepreneurial start-up environment, Shannon’s vocational trajectory shifted into the not-for-profit sector where she has worked as a Consultant to various organizations that do social-justice and humanitarian work in the developing world. Additionally, Shannon has done extensive management consulting in the USA, specializing in cross-cultural business and language instruction. After living and working in seven nations, Shannon, who is originally from Clarion County, decided to return home and put down roots in northwestern Pennsylvania. Upon her return to the area, she taught for four years at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville and co-founded Eden Ministries, a locally based charity organization. Shannon remains involved in various development initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bucknell University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University. Shannon looks forward to connecting with the local business community and continuing the CCEDC’s efforts to augment the economic landscape of Clarion County.