Shawn C.D. Johnson is Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors and SSgA Investment Committee Chairman. In addition to managing SSgA's team of economists, strategists and merger/acquisition activity globally, Shawn oversees SSgA's private equity investments including Global Alliance, LLC. He is a member of SSgA's Independent Fiduciary Committee, the Tuckerman Real Estate Investment Committee and a director of SSgA Funds Management, Inc. He is also a member of SSgA's Executive Management Group. Earlier in his career at SSgA, Shawn was the Director of Global Fundamental Research, managing a group of global equity, high yield and investment grade bond analysts.
Shawn is Chair of the Association of Institutional Investors Board of Directors, a group organized to represent the institutional asset managers and the interests of their clients in matters of important public policy, legislation and regulation. Shawn is a former Chairman of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), the private sector organization that coordinates homeland security and critical infrastructure issues with U.S. federal financial regulators.
Prior to joining SSgA, Shawn was Vice President of Business Development for MGA Software; a Manager for Braxton Associates, Deloitte & Touche's Corporate Strategy Consulting Group; President of TMT Software Company; and a Manager for General Electric's Aerospace Business Group. He also served as an Intelligence Officer with the United States Naval Reserve.
Shawn earned a BS in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), as well as an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College. Shawn is also a trustee of Berea College and a member of the Board of the Virginia Tech Foundation.
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