Current and former TEEX employees turned out to bid farewell to Deputy Director Sue Shahan (right) at a reception on March 21 at the H.D. Smith Complex at Brayton Fire Training Field. Shahan, who retired March 31, was honored for her 26 years of service to the agency and 42 years of service to the state of Texas.
A proclamation from the City of College Station declared March 21 as Nancy Sue Shahan Day, and a photo slideshow gave a glimpse of some key moments at TEEX. Comments and presentations were made by TEEX Director Gary Sera, former TEEX Director G. Kemble Bennett, several Division Directors and employees, as well as family members. Although she isn’t planning to retire to a rocking chair, Shahan received two rocking chairs for her home in recognition of her long-standing choice of office furniture. (In photo below, Shahan received a Baylor rocking chair from colleagues in Human Resources and Administration.)
She also received commemorative firefighter and search and rescue helmets, gardening books and a photo collage of the TEEX buildings where she has worked.
Shahan received several plaques and awards and a commemorative book with photos, letters and articles from her years at TEEX. Shahan joined TEEX as Personnel Officer in 1988 and established the agency’s first Human Resources Office. She has served as Deputy Director since 2008. Shahan was recognized as one of the “Outstanding Women in State Government” in 2005, and received a Regents Fellow Service Award from The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents in 2006.