Shawn Pomaville-Size, Executive Director
MotorCities National Heritage Area an affiliate of the National Park Service.
For the past four years, Shawn has been the Executive Director of The MotorCities National Heritage Area, an affiliate of the National Park Service dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of the State of Michigan. As a native Michigander, Shawn shares the internationally important and inspiring story of the impact that the automotive industry has had on our economy and our society.
Shawn returns to her home state after fifteen years at the helm of Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service and AmeriCorps in Reno, Nevada. As the founding Executive Director at Nevada Volunteers, and along with a governor-appointed board of directors, Shawn helped strengthen both the volunteer and non-profit sectors in Nevada.
She has served on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of State Service Commissions and the Alliance of National Heritage Areas.
Graduating cum laude from Eastern Michigan University where she attended on an Acting scholarship, Shawn has built a career in nonprofit management with a specific expertise in federal government grants and community-based partnerships. She currently volunteers her time as a board member of The Champions of Wayne, a mentoring program at her high school alma mater in Wayne Michigan. She and her husband Earl are proud parents of five adult children and one grandson.