Shannon grew up in Stone county where his family has resided for several generations. This has provided him with deep roots to the community he loves. Shortly after graduating, he met and married his wife Vanessa, and they have two beautiful daughters.
Shannon came to Gerken & Associates with over twenty years of business management experience. He most recently served as the Springfield/Branson Area Manager for Magic Memories, an International attraction photography company, partnering with clients such as Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Titanic Museum, Showboat Branson Belle, Branson Ferris Wheel and Bass Pro’s Wonders of Wildlife. Shannon’s goal was to enhance the guest’s experience and provide lasting memories.
As Director of Operations, Shannon is in charge of business development, agent recruiting and retention, and promoting the brand and culture of Gerken & Associates. In Addition to managing the firm’s day-to-day operations, Shannon is also an ambassador for the firm at home shows, chamber events and other community meetings and activities.
Our goal is to provide an environment of stability and a culture of excellence backed by over 40 years of providing better than expected service.