Shannon Ehli

Creating meaningful connections is at the core of everything Shannon Behrend does, including how she approaches leading nonprofit accounts and optimizing operations at MJM.

After graduating from Bellevue University with a bachelor’s in marketing management and a master’s in leadership, Shannon began her career in insurance in Dallas, TX. After a few years there, she moved home to Sioux Falls, where she spent her middle and high school years. Here, she developed her skill in program and operations management for more than 20 years before joining MJM.

Her experience parenting adopted children inspired her to co-found The Gathering Well, a nonprofit dedicated to giving training resources and community to adoptive and foster families. Her certification as a life coach and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner informs her work.

When she’s out of the office, Shannon loves supporting her three teenage children in their soccer games and theater performances. Her favorite hobbies are hot yoga, long walks, and diving into several books at a time.