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New Member Spotlight: Shawn Burns

shawn-burns-chickenFor our first New Member Spotlight, meet Shawn Burns. Shawn recently joined BTMA and works as the Director of Sales and Operations for Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge.


What prompted you to join BTMA?
I joined BTMA as a result of my interactions with Eli (Mertens) and Amy Jackson when I attended a luncheon as a guest.

How has your BTMA membership benefited you so far?
My membership has been a good introduction of the BTMA group to our specific location.

In your opinion, what is a “must see” or “must do” for a tourist visiting the Bluegrass?
Buffalo Trace Distillery, West Sixth (Brewery), Pepper Campus, a drive out Old Frankfort Pike and the horse country. Anything Ouita Michel touches.

Tell us about your morning ritual.
Eat, Coffee, Work!

What are your personal hobbies or volunteer activities?
Lexington Calendar Project, connecting business and non-profits.

What is your personal philosophy or mantra?
Be certain of nothing.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I was the Director of Purchasing for the food and beverage side of the Bengals at the age of 25.

What is something you can’t live without?
Audio books and a good pup.

How do you define success?
The impact I have on the lives of others.