Shawn Blackwood, Chief Operations Officer

Shawn Blackwood

Shawn comes to TSNE with 15 years of experience in business development, financial management, and operations leadership, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a senior manager and director at John Hancock Financial Services, he led the development and operations of new business products and managed services, and orchestrated the growth of one of the company’s most diverse teams. His dedication to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at John Hancock resulted in the business’ first employee resource group for professionals of color, and he helped champion the hiring of the organization’s first Diversity Officer.

In addition to his professional work, Shawn has been actively involved with programs that help youth from underserved communities. He has volunteered his time as a coach and mentor with Boston Cares’ MLK Scholars, Citizen Schools, and YMCA Boston. Shawn received a BA in Accounting from Ryerson University and is currently pursuing an MBA at Babson College.

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