Shannon Gavin Johnson, Executive Director
Shannon Gavin Johnson, a native of Fayette, Alabama, earned a B.A. in History from Samford University in Birmingham. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Alabama. While completing her master’s degree, she began working at the Troup County Archives, processing collections of historically relevant documents and artifacts. She was selected to complete a highly competitive internship with the National Archives and Records Administration. Her NARA internship assigned her to Seattle, where she spent four months working at the National Archives Pacific Alaska Regional facility. Upon completion of her internship and degree, Shannon began working full-time as the archivist at the Troup County Archives, becoming a vital figure in the daily operation of records management and document preservation. Since August 2015, she has served as Assistant Director of the facility. While in this capacity, she spearheaded a much-needed overhaul of the technology systems required to maintain and catalog nearly 190 years of government, school, and personal records stored in three different locations around LaGrange. She resides in LaGrange with her husband, Forrest, and their children, Hardy and Gunner.