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OUT FRONT • UP CLOSE WITH... SHANNON NORMAN FIRST PRIORITY INSURANCE ONE OF OUR CORE VALUES IS TO GIVE MORE; MORE OF OUR TIME, OUR TALENT, MORE MONETARILY TO HELPING VARIOUS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. SHANNON SERVES ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE KIWANIS CLUB OF OMAHA AND CHAIRS THE ANNUAL GOLF OUTING FUNDRAISER. SHE AND HUSBAND RYAN ALSO SERVE THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND ARE AMBASSADORS FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEBRASKA. #GIVEMORE .
What is your favorite quotation and by whom? “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot What is the one thing that you love most about the Omaha metro? The Lied Jungle; we are home to America’s largest indoor rainforest. When I have friends, family or colleagues visiting this is at the top of my list to take them to.
What life experience has strengthened you the most? After losing my grandmother, Betty, to a silent heart attack in 2013 it awakened my life’s mission. From this tragedy, My husband, Ryan and I created B FEARLESS: It has been our goal, to honor my late grandmother, by helping to educate and empower women to take action and protect their hearts through healthy lifestyle choices. Over the past few years, we have spread our mission through speaking engagements to local high schools, middle schools and the Girl Scouts.
Who has most inspired you as a mentor and how? My parents; they are everything great in this world! They lead by example and have taught me the importance of faith, family and love. Their sacrifices and hard work remind me each day to never give up and always chase my dreams while staying true to my values.
If you could give all human beings one virtue which would you choose and why? Selflessness; if everyone consistently put the needs of others before themselves no one would ever be without. What historical figure would you most like to meet or be mentored by? Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; she is an eternal style icon. My friends would describe me as an Old Soul and I would have to agree that I am more of a Jackie than a Marilyn. Jackie O’s trademark style and impeccable manners shaped fashion history. Because of her I never leave the house without my sunglasses, even when it is cloudy. Any chance I can, you will see me in my pearls with gloves and a modern version of a pillbox hat. When I feel good I am able to put my best foot forward with confidence – classic and chic.
What historical time period would you most like to visit? The Roaring 20’s – It was an era of great change and excitement for America and when we really came into the modern age. We had economic and industrial growth - modern technology was making its way with automobiles. Not to mention the arts, culture, fashion and the Jazz Age - what more could you ask for?
THROUGH EVERY GREAT FAILURE WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO FIND GREAT SUCCESS. WHEN WE CHOOSE TO PICK OURSELVES UP, LEARN FROM THE PAST AND PRESS FORWARD WE ARE CHOOSING TO ACCEPT GREATNESS. ~ SHANNON NORMAN INDEPENDENT AGENT FIRST PRIORITY INSURANCE
What does your “perfect day” look like? Jumping on a plane for an adventure with my husband, Ryan, and our family!
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mQUARTERLY • AUG/SEP/OCT 2017
Published on Jul 30, 2017
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