2 weeks ago
Candidate Spotlight: Shawn Forstner
Shawn brings a fresh perspective to Methacton, having moved to LP with his partner, Hannah, in 2017. Quickly developing roots, Shawn has already been actively involved within our community and is looking for additional ways to serve. Shawn has a strong focus on the safety of our children, efficient use of school finances / assets and policy-making which supports school staff and directly benefits our community's students. Interested in starting and raising a family in Lower Providence, Shawn is fully invested in the future success of our schools and wants to ensure they are poised to develop future global leaders.
Shawn is a real estate entrepreneur, a veteran and a former global investment banker. He holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Durham, John Snow College, where he graduated with honors.
Shawn started his career as a U.S. Infantry and Security Forces Marine. He served the country on a Presidential Protection Detail attached to Camp David where he protected President George W. Bush and later deployed to Al Anbar, Iraq. After being honorably discharged, Shawn joined Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. and was assigned to the U.S. Department of State. Shortly after joining, Shawn deployed to Beijing, China, on a diplomatic mission attached to the U.S. Embassy. After returning home, he led the Special Operations team for Inter-con at the State Department under Hillary Clinton’s leadership, where he was responsible for the safety of Foreign Heads of State and staff during their visits to the State Department, among other responsibilities. Shawn then completed his under graduate degree at Durham University and upon completion was immediately hired onto the REGL (Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging) investment banking team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in their London office where he covered all of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Shawn founded Willow Real Estate, LLC in 2015 after returning home. WillowRE specializes in property management services for investors as well as HOA and COA associations. Shawn currently holds real estate licenses issued by both the Pennsylvania and Maryland Real Estate Commissions and is an active investor in real estate. ...