Shannon Zimmerman was raised in rural western Wisconsin and graduated from Augusta High School in 1990. He attended the Chippewa Valley Technical College and then when on to attend UW-Milwaukee before founding Sajan, Inc., where he currently serves as the CEO. Sajan has been recognized by INC Magazine as both an INC 500 and INC 5000 Fastest Growing Company multiple years. Shannon has nearly 20 years of experience in information technology and localization. Shannon’s leadership, knowledge, and mentorship have resulted in providing complete localization solutions to many of the world’s largest brands around the globe. Shannon is proud that this business currently employees over 100 Wisconsin Residents.
Shannon first met his wife, Angel, in fifth grade, and they have two sons, Josh and Nick. He and Angel are blessed with four grandchildren, Taylor, Montee, Addalyn and Harper. Shannon and Angel attend Christ Family Church. Shannon also serves as a member of the UW-River Falls Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and sits on the board of the UW-River Falls Foundation. Both Shannon and Angel have been active supporters of the UW-River Falls in a variety of capacities.
Shannon was elected to office in 2016, and he will serve on the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities, Assembly Committee on Education, Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy and Assembly Committee on Tourism. Shannon's top priorities in the Assembly are to provide common sense solutions to strengthen educational institutions in Wisconsin, remedy the workforce challenges in Wisconsin and protect the hard-working taxpayers of Wisconsin.
This is Representative Zimmerman’s first term in the Wisconsin Legislature, and he looks forward to the many opportunities he will have to serve the people of Assembly District 30. District 30 covers River Falls, Hudson, North Hudson, Roberts, and part of New Richmond.