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Shawn Barney

Managing Director  
CLB Porter Development, LLC  
New Orleans, LA


Shawn Barney is the managing director of CLB Porter, LLC, a real estate development and public finance advisory firm. He is also a Partner with Faubourg Properties, a real estate partnership focused on opportunities in Northwest Arkansas. He has structured or developed over $1billion in projects. Shawn co-founded the Campaign for Equity New Orleans, conversations for systems leaders and influencers about racial equity. The effort is ongoing with over 1,000 leaders having participated to date and has led to similar initiatives in other communities including Kansas City, Cleveland, and Northwest Arkansas as well as corporations such as Walmart Corporation hosting their own internal dialogues about race. Shawn serves on various civic boards including New Orleans Startup Fund and Prospect New Orleans, U.S. Triennial. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he was nominated to the Public Private Partnership Council. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance from Howard University and Master of Business Administration from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. Shawn is a Fellow of the Civil Society Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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