Shannan Simms, PhD

Director, Organizational Change Management Practice

About Shannan

Shannan is an Organizational Psychologist with 20+ years of consulting experience in the federal and commercial sectors. She is known for her ability to partner with clients and team members to design solutions that achieve sustainable business results. 

Shannan currently leads Navigator (now Avaap)’s organizational change management practice. She leans forward to understand trends in industry that influence organizational operations and impact how people respond and react to change. She uses this information to develop new models and approaches to best support our clients navigate the complexities of change. Shannan oversees the portfolio of work aligned to organizational change management, partnering with her co-lead to bring the right solutions at the right time, developing talent, and ensuring quality of delivery.

Prior to Navigator (now Avaap), Shannan worked at Booz Allen Hamilton leading a business in the federal sector developing high-performing teams to deliver quality executive communications, strategic communications, learning and performance support, and employee and stakeholder engagement solutions.

Shannan holds a doctorate in Organizational Development and Leadership, is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified project management professional (PMP), is a Prosci® Certified Advanced Instructor, and World Coaching Institute Professional Coach.

Shannan lives in North Canton, Ohio with her four-legged children and enjoys kayaking and photography when she isn’t doing research for fun.

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