Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Raytheon Missiles & Defense
A Tucson native, Shalane Simmons’ experiences as a Sahuaro High School student athlete and leader prepared her to be the first female manager of the University of Arizona women’s volleyball team. Earning a bachelor’s degree in communication, she was a marketing associate with UArizona’s athletic department before moving to Raytheon Missiles & Defense.
As manager of corporate social responsibility, Simmons organizes events, collaborates with business and community partners, manages donations and the grants budget, and supports CSR social media, public relations and advertising content.
Simmons is active in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona, the Gospel Rescue Mission and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. She serves on the board of directors for Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation and the W.A. Franke Honors College.
“There are so many choices for individuals to find meaningful careers here. Tucson is a gem that is becoming more and more popular, but for us natives or anyone who has been here for a significant amount of time, we’ve known it all along!”