Dr. Colleen McMahon brings a wealth of experience with public speaking and communications to Second Harvest's board of directors.
For the past 25 years, McMahon, associate professor of communication arts for Gonzaga University, has taught communications classes. McMahon's specialties range from teaching advanced public speaking to instructing organizational communication. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Additionally, McMahon has done a great deal of training and consulting work for local and regional businesses. Her clients include Hewlett-Packard, Central Pre-Mix, Spokane County Library District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Greater Spokane Inc. chamber of commerce.
As a volunteer, McMahon has coached cross country for St. Aloysius Catholic School, as well as donated her time to Gonzaga Prep and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
"I am a firm believer in social justice in action," McMahon said.