Shawn Foster brought a wealth of political and government experience to Sunrise Consulting Group when he started it 20 years ago. Having worked inside the state and federal echelons of government for over 20 years, Shawn has built unique relationships and gained powerful knowledge to achieve successes for his clients.
Shawn began his political and government career in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Shawn was the student body President and graduated from USF-Sarasota. Shawn started in the legislative process working for a State Representative in Sarasota County.
Shawn served as Congressman Gus Bilirakis’ District Director for six years. This experience allowed Shawn to become well acquainted with not only the numerous issues being debated in Washington, but the opportunity to become engrained in the issues facing the State of Florida.
Prior to working for Congressman Bilirakis, Shawn served as a Senior Legislative Aide for State Senator Mike Fasano. In addition to his work inside government, Shawn has an astute political background as he has managed and consulted on numerous political campaigns over the past 20 years.
Shawn started lobbying in 2006 and was previously the Managing Partner for the Tampa Bay office for the Southern Strategy Group. He is well versed in the political efforts of both the private and public sectors.
Shawn’s Community Service includes:
- United Way of Pasco County – Past Chairman
- United Way of Florida – Board of Governors
- Community Service Council of West Pasco – Past President
- Feeding Pasco’s Elderly – Founding Board Member
- Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Association of Florida Colleges