Shannon Zimmerman comes from the most modest of beginnings.  A story of inspiration, perseverance and commitment.  Starting his first business in 1996 from the home, today that business is one of the St Croix Valley's largest employers.  Professionally, Shannon has led the company, Sajan, Inc. to be recognized multiple times by INC Magazine for growth and according to the Milwaukee Business Journal, has been one of the top five public growth companies over recent years.

Knowing Shannon, you quickly realize he cares about so much more than just business.  Family is at the center of all things for him.  Married for over 25 years to his school sweetheart Angel, they have two sons, Josh and Nick, who both live locally.  It is quite common to spot Shannon at a local Dairy Queen with one or all of his grandchildren, Taylor, Montee and Addy.

Our future and the future of our families rely upon our collective ability to drive economic growth-become the destination of choice for entrepreneurs, create great jobs, reduce taxes, integrate our businesses with our educational resources and protect the beauty and benefits of this wonderful place we call home.