Bio – Shawn J. Brown
Shawn J. Brown, a lifelong Middletown resident, is the current Town Administrator since 2008 after a brief stint as interim town administrator. Prior to that, he was the Town’s Finance Director, serving in that capacity since 2000.
A member of the Class of 1985 at Middletown High School, Brown graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1989 with a B.S. in Accounting and earned a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Systems Management. Prior to becoming the town’s finance director in 2000, he worked in the private sector as an accountant and served as an active duty Finance Officer in the U.S. Army.
He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant by the State of Rhode Island, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is designated as a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association.
Shawn is the recipient of the the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s 2011 Robert M. Goodrich Distinguished Public Service Award.