Shawn Underwood joined the Dayton Development Coalition in November 2013. In her role as Executive Assistant, she provides support to the teams of the entrepreneurial venture fund, Accelerant, and the JobsOhio West initiative.
Prior to joining the DDC, Shawn spent 24 years with WorkflowOne (formerly Relizon and Reynolds & Reynolds) as an Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice- President of Finance, CFO, Controller, Director of Legal Services and Manager of Real Estate. In her role, she performed various duties including assisting with month- end close, preparing budget reports, and assisting with the execution and implementation of customer and vendor contracts, and was the administrator of the intranet websites for Finance and Manufacturing & Operations.
For the past 12 years, Shawn dedicated the majority of her time as cheerleading coach at Stivers School for the Arts where she also used this time as an opportunity to mentor and develop young people. Since retiring from coaching in 2013, Shawn spends her time serving on the board of Polishedgirlz, where she also serves as advisor and assistant to the founder of the organization and assists with brand marketing.