Paul Shannon serves as the Interim Assistant Director of the Benefits Services Division. Paul has over 30 years of government program experience, including service with the US Peace Corps, Northern Arizona University, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Arizona Department of Administration. From 2016 to 2018, Paul was the founding director of the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. Paul has direct oversight and responsibility for administering the benefits insurance programs for State and University employees and retirees.
Paul is a Phoenix native and earned his BS in Business Administration and a MA in Applied Sociology, both from Northern Arizona University.