Shawn H. Wilson - President
SHAWN H. WILSON
President, Usher’s New Look Foundation
Under Shawn's leadership, New Look has trained and certified over 13,000 youth as global leaders and provided almost 300,000 hours of leadership training worldwide.
Shawn’s commitment to cross-cultural literacy and continued learning is longstanding. He has audited youth program models in the United Kingdom, Chile, Africa, the U.S and the Philippines. The culmination of his experience has expanded New Look’s program reach across 4 continents, 9 countries, and 8 U.S Cities. Additionally, New Look has extended its annual impact of serving 150 Georgia youth (2005) to 3,000 youth worldwide (2012).
Shawn helped to build New Look's International Board of Directors from the ground up transforming the Atlanta based Board of Directors into an international group of corporate and community leaders from across the globe, including Great Britain, Canada and Hong Kong.
Understanding the power of collaboration, Shawn developed a signature partnership with Emory University to produce New Look’s program curriculum, evaluation model and world-class leadership certification.
Prior to joining New Look, Shawn founded SWI Consulting, Inc., a non-profit management firm. Clients included entrepreneurs, universities, and an impressive list of NBA and NFL professional athletes.
During his tenure with SWI Consulting, Shawn helped develop a national private – public partnership with Dr. Toni Yancey of the UCLA School of Public Health and the NFL’s fastest man, Allen Rossum, to develop “Instant Recess”- an anti-youth obesity program that has been licensed by the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Sparks, Atlanta Dream and the Winston-Salem school system in North Carolina.
Shawn began his nonprofit career in 1991 with the Children Outing Association and the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from Shorter University, graduating with top marks.
Honors and acknowledgements include;
* Phoenix Award from the City of Atlanta (2006), Young Alumni of the Year, Shorter University (2001)
Keynote speaking engagements include:
Harvard University (2005), Global Peace Festival Conference, Philippines (2009), and Kenya (2010), Clinton Global Initiative University (2010)
Author, Good Works Not Good Times (2008)
Good Works Not Good Times has been featured in over 30 news and media publications including the American Medical Journal, Huffington Post and New York Times.
Shawn reside in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife ShaVonna and their four children: Madisyn, McKenzy, Holland and Shawn Mason.