Shawn Brown was born and raised in Kansas City, KS and the youngest of six children. He has always had a passion for playing the game of basketball and was blessed to play it as a multiple year varsity letterman at F.L. Schlagle High School where he received 1 st Team All Kansas honors with numerous other awards and All-Star game invitations. Shawn Brown signed to play college basketball at Garden City Community College under legendary coaches Jim Carey and Kent Davison. As part of the NJCAA (the nation’s top junior college conference), the 1991-92 GCCC Bronc Busters were ranked #1 by Sports Illustrated in a pre-season poll, led by co-captains Shawn Brown and Darren Hancock (KU & NBA). Shawn later signed at UMKC to play in his hometown.
After a successful college career, Shawn received an invitation and a contract offer from the Fort Wayne Fury (CBA) from Coach Keith Smart (Indiana great and former NBA coach). Although he turned down the contract offer so he can focus on his young family, he later returned to the Fort Wayne Fury to train players under Coach Kent Davison (current coach at Georgia) and Cliff Levingston (NBA) where he prepared players for the next level or overseas leagues. Shawn also trained players in the USBL with the Dodge City Legends (USBL Champions 2000, 2003 and 2005). The game of basketball has taught Shawn how to be a leader and overcome adversity.
As an entrepreneur, Shawn founded four businesses from a start-up of $13,000 to millions in annual sales through effective business planning, creative sales techniques, innovative marketing and relationship building. Shawn possesses expert knowledge and skills in all facets of Life, Health, Property & Casualty, Commercial, Annuities, Mortgage Lending, Real Estate, and Securities Business. Recognized as Businessman of the year and National Leadership Award from The National Congressional Committee; Received Certificate of Achievement upon completion of Agent Intern Learning Path coursework through State Farm, and Farm Bureau Financial Services; Known for a contagious passion for excellence, a talent for resourceful business solutions, and capacity for motivational leadership. Possesses outstanding communication and presentation abilities; Effectively market intangible products and services; skilled in persuasive presentation and profitable negotiation; Offers excellent customer relations skills; Have built relationships with NFL, NBA, and MLB players.
Shawn has his Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master’s in Health Care Administration. Since moving to Atlanta, GA Shawn has excelled as Managing Director, leading a team of skilled financial professionals providing exceptional service to the Atlanta Metro Area. Shawn is also the Chairman of the board for Mentoring With Purpose Atlanta.