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Shawn VanDiver

Shawn VanDiver


VP of External Affairs

Shawn VanDiver is a civic leader and innovator with over 10 years of experience in organizational leadership, non-profit leadership, people management, government relations, emergency management, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection. He is the President and Board Chair of #AfghanEvac, a non-profit organization that coordinates and supports the evacuation and resettlement of Afghan allies and their families.

Shawn works with government leaders at all levels to identify and implement innovative solutions for long-term civic challenges. He is the founder and Executive Director of several national security and veteran-focused organizations and serves on the Boards of Directors of various community groups. He holds multiple degrees and certifications related to his field of expertise and is a Navy veteran. Shawn lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and two children.


University of San Francisco
Master of Arts – MA, Public Leadership

Naval Postgraduate School
Graduate Certificate, Information Systems & Operations

National University
Masters of Science, Homeland Security & Safety Engineering 
Bachelor of Science, Domestic Security Management

Coastline College
Associates of Arts, Electronics Technology

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