Heath Shanahan joined the IHSAA in November 2016 and was promoted to the Association's Executive Staff in July 2018 as its first Director of Broadcasting/Executive Producer for the IHSAA Champions Network.
Shanahan serves as the primary director and executive producer for all aspects of the IHSAA Champions Network broadcasts including IHSAAtv.org as well as maintaining and fulfilling contractual obligations with various partners. He’ll also oversee development and distribution of a new content platform for IHSAA media and news.
Previously, Shanahan worked as director and producer of all live IHSAAtv.org webcast events, labored as brand manager for IHSAASports.org in 2009 and 2010 and was a radio technician and promotions assistant for Emmis Communications in Indianapolis, the flagship company for the IHSAA Champions Network. He has worked as a marketing associate with Pac‐Van, Inc. as well as a brand manager for Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. and a media team lead for Caesar’s Entertainment and the World Series of Poker.
Shanahan earned a B.A. degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University in 2008 and received his M.B.A. from the University of Indianapolis in 2014.
He and his wife, Ashley, and their children, Ellie, Bridan and Isla, reside in Indianapolis.