Shawn Beus, JD - Economic Development Manager
Biography: Previously, Shawn worked as Economic Development Manager in Salt Lake City and Ogden City, specializing in economic development finance and small business development. Shawn has also been a non-profit housing developer and executive director, assisted living administrator, and health law and general practice attorney. Shawn spent eight years on his hometown Hooper City planning commission and City Council. He earned associate's degrees at Weber State and Salt Lake Community College, a bachelors from BYU in Management, and a law degree from the University of Utah. Having lived in the Canary Islands of Spain, Shawn speaks Spanish as a second language. Shawn is on several boards including Local First Utah, Neighborworks Salt Lake Expansion Committee, Governor’s Refugee Employment Committee, Advisory Board of Utah Communites Fund, and the board of Centerpoint Legacy Theater (Davis Center for Performing Arts). In his spare time Shawn enjoys hiking, biking, has completed 3 marathons and somehow still enjoys running (slowly), sports, travel, movies, music, theater, current events, local government, and deciding who to cheer for between the red, blue, and purple.
Area Of Responsibility: Under the direction of the Davis County Commission, Shawn J. Beus oversees all economic development efforts for Davis County including business expansion and retention, small business loans through the Davis Fund for Economic Development, and is administrator of Davis County Council of Governments.