Shawn M. Graham, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
The Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority

Shawn M. Graham is the Chief Financial Officer for the National Black MBA Association, Inc. She brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership in her 30 years of experience leading global and national corporations’ financial direction in various industries.

Shawn’s experiences include global brokerage firms, performing due diligence on acquisitions for publicly traded broadcasting companies, training Business Managers, and setting up accounting software integrations. In her previous role as the Chief Financial Officer for the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (Authority), which is the owner of Grady Health System, she was responsible for the oversight and compliance of Grady’s Pension Plan, endowment funds, investment strategies, uncompensated care reporting, bond issuance of the $250M Center for Advanced Surgical Services, and the financial statements of the Authority.

Born and raised in New York City, Shawn graduated from Lehman with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting, her Certification in Public Accounting from the Georgia State Board of Accountancy, and her Business & Executive Coaching Certification from FocalPoint in San Diego, California. She is a Fellow for the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Shawn’s community commitments include currently serving as a board member and Secretary for the Atlanta Business League, board member and Treasurer for the Legislative Black Caucus of Georgia Foundation, Inc., and a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter. In 2020, she was appointed to serve a two-year term with the City of Atlanta Small Business Advisory Council.

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