Shawn was appointed to the Board of Education in January of 2016 and then elected to a four year term in November of 2017. He is a lifelong Madison resident and graduate of Madison High School. He earned his Bachelor of Sociology degree at Bowling Green State University in 1994 and his Master of Education degree at Cleveland State University in 2000.
Shawn is the Human Resources Administrator for the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services, where he has been employed for twenty-four years. He is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management and a graduate of Leadership Lake County. He was a member of the Madison Public Library Board of Trustees for eleven years, ten of which he served as Board President. He previously served as a Board Member, Treasurer and Vice President for the Lake County ADAMHS Board. Shawn is a current Board Member and the Lake County representative for the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging Board. He is also a member of the Lake County Senior Advisory Council.
Shawn and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for twenty-four years. Their two children, Collin and Gavin, attend Madison Schools and are active in athletics and activities.