Shawn is the consultant and principal for EAB Advancement Marketing Services. With 20+ years of successful development experience in higher education and K-12, Shawn provides insight as a subject matter expert into the strategies and implementation of effective fundraising and marketing methods. Shawn spent over a decade hiring, developing, and managing talented teams and building cross-campus partnerships with staff and faculty leadership.
His development career and love of higher education began while working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, then developed further at Duke University as the assistant director of the annual fund and reunion giving. Later, he joined the Advancement team at his alma mater, University of Richmond, where he gained experience as a major gifts officer, director of prospect research, and director of annual giving. Immediately prior to joining EAB in May 2021, Shawn was the director of development at the Steward School, a private day school in Richmond.
An alumnus of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, Shawn holds two degrees from the University of Richmond—a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics with a secondary education concentration (1998) as well as a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in philanthropy (2014).