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Michael Shanahan candidate profile: ongoing local election coverage

The Ojai Valley News will provide ongoing coverage of local candidates in the November election. Each candidate is provided the opportunity to answer the same set of questions regarding their candidacy and the responses will be printed in the order they are received from the candidates as space allows.
Michael Shanahan
Ojai Unified School District Board of Education
What is your background, particularly as it relates to this position?
I was elected four years ago, and serve as a current board member. Professionally, I’ve been a senior-level education administrator for 15 years, most recently as the vice chancellor of Human Resources for the Ventura County Community College District since 2013. Before that, I led the HR department at the Los Angeles Community College District. Overall, I have more than 30 years of human resources experience, including my time as a staff attorney for SEIU and my tenure with multinational companies like Baxter Healthcare. I understand union negotiations, organizational development, strategic planning, and more.

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