Shawn Branch, Director of Operations
Shawn Branch is the director of operations at Insight Education Group.
In this role, Shawn supports all areas of Insight’s work by managing daily office operations and vendor relationships, as well as maintaining the company’s positive culture.
Prior to joining Insight, Shawn served as the executive assistant to the CEO/Founder of Studentsfirst. In that role, he was responsible for managing day-to-day operations for the CEO, developing systems to maintain office communication, corresponding with internal and external clients, and building morale.
Shawn began his career in education in 2007 as the executive assistant to the chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools. He not only oversaw the chancellor’s daily operations, but served as part of the focus group to improve central office effectiveness and culture, as well.
In addition, Shawn served as a retail manager for over twenty years. In that time, he was repeatedly recognized for turning around underperforming locations by optimizing efficiency and improving customer service.
He believes that every organization needs a strong leader who is passionate about his or her job and understands the needs of the staff. Shawn’s personal philosophy is that people work for people, not for companies.
Shawn earned a bachelor's degree in management with a minor in human resources management from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Recently, he went back to school to study human relations and organizational behavior.