2009 - 2012
Fordham was then appointed as Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs. In 2005, he resigned and was appointed by the Mayor to serve as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Gaming Advisory Task Force, which was tasked with evaluating and reporting findings on the social and economic impact of gaming on the City of Philadelphia and its residents. This report received national attention and was reported in USA Today. At the completion of the Task Force’s mission, Fordham became a Government Relations Consultant, and was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Regional Development Authority.
In addition to his service to the government, Fordham is also a licensed minister and serves as the Lay Pastor of the East Lansdowne SDA Church just outside of the City of Philadelphia, and he is currently working towards a Masters in Pastoral Ministry. This is what he calls his most rewarding work.
Shawn is a graduate of Washington Adventist University, with a B.S. in Organizational Management and a Master’s in Public Administration.