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Shannon Siders – July Ambassador of the month

July 17, 2015

This is one in a series of question and answer sessions with Family & Children’s Place Ambassadors, young business and community leaders helping build support for and awareness of the agency and its work.

QUESTION:   WhyShannon at Speedway did you get involved as an Ambassador with FCP?
ANSWER: Community involvement has always been important to me, and I like to participate in hands-on projects. Family & Children’s Place provides a vital service to our community, and I am proud to be a part of an organization that makes a difference in local children’s lives every day.

Q:  What’s your day job?
A: I am the marketing communications associate for Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, as well as a Code Louisville student.

Q:  What person do you consider your greatest influencer in terms of your own personal values?
A: I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by people with great values my entire life, including my parents, other family members and teachers.

Q:  What do you hope to achieve by 50?
A: FIFTY! Let’s talk about 30. I would love to start my own business, but I’m not sure what that looks like at this point. Education and continued learning are very important to me, so I hope to have gained knowledge and experience in fields outside of what I’m in currently. It’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly what I want to do and achieve, because the future is so wide open!

Q:  What is your best childhood memory?
A: One memory that always sticks out is my earliest celebrity encounter – meeting Jack Hanna on a trip to the Columbus Zoo.

Q:  What accomplishment are you most proud of so far in your life?
A: Finishing my undergrad in three years. I buckled down in my classes and was able to move on to my next adventure (grad school).