Affholter, Shannon

Shannon Affholter

Shannon Affholter is currently providing consulting and advisory services in the area of operational leadership, career preparation, and real estate investment. He is also an instructor teaching leadership classes at the University of Washington, Runstad Department of Real Estate and at the Everett Community College, Corporate & Continuing Education Center.

Shannon was the Chief Operating Officer of Oakpointe Communities, providing operational leadership for one of the largest land developers in the Puget Sound. Before Oakpointe, Shannon was the executive director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, the largest local homebuilders association in the nation, where he oversaw the Association in its entirety, developing and implementing the annual budget and strategic initiatives, strengthening its position as a leading voice of the residential building industry, and expanding member services and products.

Prior to his tenure at the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, Shannon was the Vice President of Business and Economic Development for Economic Alliance Snohomish County. While there, he advanced strategic growth plans, advocated on behalf of business, and fostered economic development in the region. Shannon was also elected to serve two terms on the Everett City Council, where he worked to promote a business-friendly climate for the city and support strategic investments that helped Everett remain competitive with other cities in the region. Furthermore, Shannon was a business development executive at the regional accounting firm of Moss Adams and an account executive with Merck. He holds an MBA from Western Washington University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University.