Shawn Nason believes that, “Innovation isn’t work, it’s a lifestyle.” At Xavier University, Shawn leads the strategy and implementation of the innovation process within Xavier, while developing a portfolio of innovation clients and partners, which will drive non-tuition based revenue within the university through the Center for Innovation.
Prior to Xavier, Shawn worked for three years at Humana leading strategic and consumer innovation with a focus on design. Additionally, Shawn spent six years at The Walt Disney Company in various capacities within Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney Imagineering. An inspirational leader, Shawn has a proven record of gaining confidence from key executives, stakeholders, peers, and employees at all levels.
Shawn has a BS in business management and finance and an MBA in international business and finance. Shawn is currently working on his DBA in organizational leadership and change. Shawn states, “I have the amazing honor to ignite teams, organizations, and individuals to tap into their creative mind and spark ideas and solutions they never dreamed of!”