Shawn M. Graham is the Chief Financial Officer for the National Black MBA Association, Inc. She brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership in her 30 years of experience leading global and national corporations’ financial direction in various industries.
Shawn’s experiences include global brokerage firms, performing due diligence on acquisitions for publicly traded broadcasting companies, training Business Managers, and setting up accounting software integrations. In her previous role as the Chief Financial Officer for the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (Authority), which is the owner of Grady Health System, she was responsible for the oversight and compliance of Grady’s Pension Plan, endowment funds, investment strategies, uncompensated care reporting, bond issuance of the $250M Center for Advanced Surgical Services, and the financial statements of the Authority.
Born and raised in New York City, Shawn graduated from Lehman College with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting; her Certification in Public Accounting from the Georgia State Board of Accountancy, and her Business & Executive Coaching Certification from FocalPoint in San Diego, California. She is a Fellow of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Association of International Certified Accountants. In 2021, Shawn was selected to the Atlanta Business League’s 100 Women of Influence.
Shawn’s community commitments include currently serving as Board Secretary for the Atlanta Business League, Board Treasurer for the Legislative Black Caucus of Georgia Foundation, Inc., and member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter. In 2020, Shawn was appointed to serve a two-year term with the City of Atlanta Small Business Advisory Council.
Shawn’s previous commitments include serving as a former Advisory Board member for Georgia Piedmont Technical College School of Business and Treasurer for Focus on Caring, created by Gray Television, which provided support for company employees in distress via employee-funded charitable contributions.
Shawn loves to travel and spend time with her twin grandchildren she is raising, Aiden and Alaina.
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