Shawn brings nearly 20 years of federal and state government affairs experience to his new FMC role. Previously, he served as a senior advisor on numerous public policy and regulatory issues, including energy, environment, technology and natural resource production, among others. He has also worked on several issues of interest to FMC while serving as chief of staff for two Wyoming senators.
Mr. Whitman began his career in 1994 as a staff assistant for U.S. Senator Alan Simpson. In 1995, Shawn joined the staff of U.S. Senator Craig Thomas, where he held several roles of increasing responsibility for more than a decade, including press assistant, legislative director, and chief of staff. He was named chief of staff for U.S. Senator John Barrasso in 2007, and was responsible for the transition of offices and nearly 40 staff members following Senator Barrasso’s election win. In 2010, Shawn was named a principal of the bipartisan consulting firm Kountoupes Denham, where he was the lead Senate strategist for Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations and non-profit organizations.
Shawn is responsible for FMC’s government affairs strategy, regulatory priorities, and positioning our company with elected and appointed government officials. Shawn also chairs the Good Government Program, FMC’s political action committee and public outreach issues.
Shawn Whitman earned his bachelor of science in Agricultural Business from the University of Wyoming in 1994.