Prior to BWF, Shawn was the associate vice president, trustee and principal giving at Rush University Medical Center. During this time there, he helped to cultivate and solicit some of the most influential gifts. Prior to Rush, Shawn spent 11 years at Loyola University Chicago serving as Assistant Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Sciences Advancement at Loyola University Chicago where he managed the fundraising, alumni relations, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and health science communications teams.
Previously, Shawn served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Loyola University Health System and Associate Director of Foundation Relations in the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago.
Shawn received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Eppley Institute for Cancer Research and a BA from Saint Olaf College. Shawn is a noted leader among advancement professionals for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
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