Shawn partnered with Mike Jennings to form the team that grew into the Jennings Perry Schmitt Financial Group of Hilliard Lyons in 2000, just after graduating from Western Kentucky University. Shawn worked his way through college working at Nat's Outdoor Sports and earned a degree in financial planning. Shawn is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and is instrumental in the initial stages of the team's wealth forecasting plan. His keen balance of big-picture strategy and detailed execution provides strong leadership and service to his clients. In 2016 Shawn completed the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® certification program. The CPWA® is an advanced credential created specifically for wealth managers that develop strategies for the sophisticated needs of high-net-worth individuals. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards with previous employers, named to publication On Wall Street’s Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40 and currently serves on the CEO Council with Hilliard Lyons.
When not working, Shawn spends most of his time with his wife Natalie, and three children: Gavin, Stella Jane, and EmmaLu. Shawn is originally from Logan County, KY and moved to Bowling Green just before high school. Shawn is very active in his community and local church. Shawn is currently serving on the Courage and Commitment Leadership team with Center For Courageous Kids in Scottsville, KY . Shawn enjoys golfing, reading, hunting, and traveling with family. Shawn and his wife, Natalie, also enjoy spending their extra time mentoring college students.