Shawna Shaner


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Controller, Store Manager
Company Name
Robert M. Sides, Inc.

Shawna Shaner is the store manager and controller for Robert M. Sides Music stores in Pennsylvania and New York. With a fascinating background in medicine and law, Shawna grew up in a third-generation business where she learned to wear many hats. Overseeing accounting and managing the money was of great interest to her, which is why she applied and received the position of controller for the Sides chain of music stores. Shawna participated in the 2023 Women of NAMM (WoN) leadership summit. This yearly event helps participants develop leadership skills and expand their network of contacts and resources, to strengthen their current positions and future contributions in our industry.