Meet Shaun

Shaun Sappenfield

Existing Business Manager

Shaun is the go-to-guy for small business help. As the Manager of Existing Business Shaun is there to nurture entrepreneurs and businesses into success. Shaun spends a lot of time visiting our Chamber members in person in hopes of identifying shortfalls in the business climate. Shaun looks for retail trends, workforce needs, availability of qualified talent, and financial incentives to be used by Jefferson City businesses. After the recent tornado and flooding, Shaun has identified the needs of businesses that were affected and will continue to work with those businesses to prevent job loss in Jefferson City. He is also gearing up for the Pitch It to Win It contest which allows entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea for a grand prize to be used as start up seed money.

Q: Favorite way to spend a weekend afternoon?

A: I enjoy being outside working on landscaping projects or down at the family farm doing the same on a much larger scale.

Q: If you weren’t in your profession and you could do anything what profession would you choose?

A: Golf Course Superintendent – I’ve always enjoyed landscaping, but the desire did not really hit me until my late 20’s. Hindsight is always 20/20!

Q: What kind of music are you into?

A: I like a variety of music genres: Classic/Southern rock, 80’s, and Classic Country.

Q: What are your job duties?

A: My day to day job duties include providing overall support to our existing business community to encourage growth, coupled with identifying and assisting small business start-ups and entrepreneurship.