Shannon McCurdy

Director of Professional Development


Shannon McCurdy, MPS, SHRM-SCP, is a passionate and knowledgeable human resources professional with over a decade of experience. As the Director of Professional Development, she builds and maintains strong working relationships at all levels of McNees, both internally and externally, while driving HR best practices and strategically aligning people resources, leadership and development with key business needs.

Prior to joining McNees, Shannon served in a range of human resources roles with a national professional human resources membership association and performed in industries such as health insurance, manufacturing, higher education, journalism, hospitality and retail. She has developed and updated a suite of HR resources, including those addressing trends in employee interests, employee relations, talent and development; monitored changes in federal and state laws and regulations; championed best practices, process improvement initiatives, organizational structure review and redesign; and collaborated on an effective external and internal workforce staffing strategies.


Pennsylvania State University, Masters of Professional Studies: Human Resources & Employment Relations (HRER)

University of Pittsburgh, B.A. in Communication Rhetoric + Emerging Leaders Certificate Program

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Senior Certified Professional (SCP)



  • Board of Directors, former Vice President and former Membership Engagement Director
  • Professional Development Committee, former member and instructor
  • Former Training Instructor for SHRM SCP/CP Study Group

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