Director of IT
Phone: (907) 334-0528
Shawn Rivera joined Rasmuson Foundation in December 2018 as the Foundation’s first-ever IT operations manager. He now is director of IT. Shawn is responsible for managing the Foundation’s IT infrastructure and business processes, directing the planning and implementation of enterprise IT initiatives and systems, and overseeing technology partners and contracts.
After more than a decade working in IT positions for various public and private entities, Shawn followed his passion for philanthropy into the nonprofit arena as a program officer with The Alaska Community Foundation. In this role, he helped manage a statewide network of community foundations, including supporting the growth of giving across the state and managing staff, grant programs, websites and technology.
Shawn is a lifelong Alaskan who has lived in Kodiak, Adak, Eagle River and Anchorage. After graduating from Chugiak High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Anchorage and Catalyst for Nonprofit Excellence programs.
Shawn volunteers for nonprofits and has served on various boards and committees. He’s an avid supporter of United Way of Anchorage, a member of the 90% by 2020 Leadership Team that aims to increase high school graduation rates in Anchorage, and most recently joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska board of directors. He previously served as an ex-officio United Way board member and co-chair of the Emerging Leaders Advisory Council. Outside of the office, Shawn enjoys spending time with family and friends, spoiling his many nieces, exploring the outdoors and traveling.
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