Inside SVG: Shannon Chapman

For this month’s Inside SVG, we chatted with Boulevard Radler super-fan and former ballerina, Shannon Chapman.

What is your title?
I am the HR Operations Advisor at SVG.

What are your day-to-day tasks?
When it comes to HR systems and operations, I oversee the tools we use and how we use them. I facilitate the delivery of HR projects across the department as well as provide analysis and design solutions to enhance our HR processes and practices. In a nutshell, I bridge any process gaps we may have and make sure our resources are the best possible for our employees!

What attracted you about this opportunity at SVG?
I never thought I’d say this after 18 years in the industry, but I’ve realized that the culture is the most important part of my work-life balance. The people here are genuinely happy and friendly. I love the role too and that I get to help strengthen an HR department because of the rapid growth we’ve had! I feel empowered to use my skills and experience to make a difference. 

If you had a billboard downtown, what would you put on it?
“You only live once. YOLO.” It’s my motto for buying expensive concert tickets and impromptu trips! Why not, right?

What is a piece of advice you’d give to a new hire at SVG?
Within my first week, I set up meetings to get to know other leaders in my department. Doing that helped me immediately understand how we operate and what the people around me were passionate about. I would recommend new hires spend time with their teams and get to know them on a personal level.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I danced on-point ballet for ten years! And yes, being on your toes like that is very painful.

 What does success mean to you?
Success - to me - is not just being good at what you do, but being truly happy with yourself and where you are.

What is something you can’t live without?
Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler. Before Boulevard starting mass producing it, I bought 20 six packs of it and filled most of my basement last year. Since it’s only seasonal, I had to get enough to last the year!

Lightning Round:
If you could be any animal?
A dolphin because I love the ocean!
Place you want to travel? Australia
A dream you have? Boulevard making kegs of their Radler!
Most random item in your purse: A bottle cap for a complimentary beer at Boulevard
Last song you listened to? “Downtown” by Macklemore
Favorite spot in Kansas City? The Beer Hall at Boulevard