Shannon Lunsford is the Senior Director of Operations for the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute. She leads business operations across Edson E+I and serves as a liaison with Knowledge Enterprise service units to ensure that they are partnering effectively to achieve E+I objectives. Working closely with leadership and in collaboration with the entire team, Shannon also oversees the operational functionality in the continuing efforts to scale E+I. Shannon has served prior roles at ASU, having previously worked as the Center Operations Manager for both the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and the Global Center for Applied Health Research within the School of Social Work, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and as a Project Director for the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Shannon has also held administrative and operational positions within the nonprofit, wealth management, and compliance industries. She has a Master of Administration, Leadership emphasis, with Distinction, from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University.