Faces of Milan

Shannon Dare Wayne

Shannon Dare Wayne
PhD Student, engineering

Shannon Dare Wayne has been a resident of Milan since 2004 along with her husband, Kevin Wayne, and three children (Flannery 12, Mary-Kate, 9 & Kevin 5).

Shannon also makes time for the community she loves. She attends Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Milan. In addition, she has been on the Milan Beautification Commission since 2013 and Milan Main Street Design Committee since 2016.

Shannon has worked for Ford Motor Company for almost 20 years. She is currently Global Product Planning & Strategy Supervisor for the Middle East & Africa region. Prior, she had responsibility for Export Quality including North American built vehicles shipped globally.  Shannon completed Ford’s Manufacturing Leadership Program with rotations including: Production Line Supervisor, Dimensional Control/Process Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Product Development Plant Resident Engineer, and 2007 National UAW – Ford Negotiations team.

Advancing women in technical fields is important to Shannon. Beyond her regular position at work she recruits and mentors women in Engineering. She spent several years as co-chair of Ford’s Women in Product Development Mentoring Circles and has supported Ford’s Women in Manufacturing Mentoring program for over 15 years. Additionally, she is a lead campus recruiter securing interns and new college hires from Lawrence Technological University.

Shannon holds a BS in Industrial Management & MS Industrial Operations, both from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. She is pursuing her PhD in Industrial Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit. Through the American Society for Quality, she is a Certified Manager of Quality and Certified Quality Auditor. Shannon is a past-president of Ford Toastmasters where she holds Advanced Leader Bronze & Advanced Communicator Bronze certifications.

Shannon loves and appreciates Milan for its warm, family atmosphere. You can often find her at her children’s sporting events around Milan, including Swimming, Baseball, Softball, Football, & Tae Kwan Do.


Photo credit: Charlotte Manning


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