Our Steering Committee

Shawn Avery

Shawn Avery posing for a professional headshot, wearing a suit and tie.

Shawn Avery, is President and CEO, of Hampton Roads Workforce Council. He lives in Poquoson. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Tech. Aside from serving on the Minus 9 to 5 Steering Committee, he also a Board Member on the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia.

One of his fondest memories from kindergarten is singing all the time as part of the learning process – which made it fun! I see the Minus 9 to 5 vision materializing when every individual who wants to be part of the workforce has the opportunity to work while not having to worry about who will take care of the most important part of their lives – their children.