Shannon Barnes is Controller at the Independent Institute. She is the Owner of Project Cyan and has served as Secretary, Controller, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President at The ReUse People; Owner of the Santa Clarita Music Company; Vice President of Operations at The Derosha Group, LLC; Director of Client Services for ACCORD Management Systems; Division Administrator for Spider (a division of SafeWorks, LLC); Contracts Administrator at Commercial Structures, Inc.; Retail Method of Accounting Coordinator at Fred Meyer; and Ammunition Specialist in the U.S. Army (Fort Riley, KS).
She received her B.S. in computer science and M.S. in information systems from Baker College, and she is the recipient of the Army Achievement Medal, Certificate of Achievement for Leadership in Training Exercise, and Honor GraduateAIT Redstone Arsenal, Silver Schutzenschnur - German Marksmanship Badge.