Thursday, November 29, 2018

Shannon Vann Named Chamber Member of Month

Sallisaw Chamber President Jeff Mayo, left, presents a plaque to Shannon Vann in recognition of being named the Chamber Member of the Month during its November membership meeting.

State Farm Insurance Agent Shannon Vann was named the Chamber Member of the Month Wednesday during the monthly membership meeting of the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce.

Following a meal catered by Black Diamond BBQ and Mayor Ernie Martens, Vann was recognized for his contributions to the chamber and the Sallisaw community.

A 1986 Sallisaw graduate, Vann went to work for State Farm Insurance in 1991 as a claims representative in Lawton, but returned home to Sallisaw in 1997 to take over his dad’s agency after his father, Ken Vann, retired after being an agent for 30 years.

He is a member of the Sallisaw Lions Club and the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce, for which he served as president for one term. He also served as Sallisaw mayor from April 2002 to April 2014, and currently serves as Ward 4 city commissioner.

Vann and his wife, Cheryl, have three children, Nathan, Riley and Marissa.

In other business, Chamber President Jeff Mayo discussed the success of the chamber fundraiser, Evviva! Marley Abell announced newly-elected chamber board members Justin Haywood, Jaime Henson, Steve O’Neal and Rhonda Merrill, all of whom will begin their terms in January.

Pam Cloud, Managing News Director

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