10 Most Beautiful 2016

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Styled by Harem & Company | Hair by Emerald Salon | Makeup by Acacia Spa

Shannon Handwerker, 42


Property Manager, Magers Management

Charity: Harmony House


Shannon Handwerker’s charity of choice, Harmony House, is close to her heart. “A lot of people don’t know that I lived in a family violence shelter,” she says. “They were my stepping stone out of a bad relationship.” That was more than 20 years ago, but seeing firsthand the important work of domestic shelters has inspired Handwerker to dedicate herself to supporting charities that support women and children. She is currently the secretary of the board for Harmony House and a supporter of numerous other charities including Freedom’s Rest, SingleMomzRock and Women in Need of the Ozarks. Handwerker wants every person in an abusive relationship to know there is hope. “Stay strong, and know there is a better way of life out there,” she says. “Everyone deserves to live an abuse-free life.”

For Handwerker, that includes excelling in a career typically dominated by men. She is a property manager for Magers Management where she oversees work in commercial and residential real estate, new project development, construction and building operations. She recently undertook the huge task of spearheading the remodel of the Hampton Inn in Lawrence, Kansas. “The project is challenging, as there are so many components to pull together and manage from here in our corporate office in Springfield,” she says. “While quite the challenge, I love it.” 


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