Speaker Announced for Fall Commencement


Judson University will welcome home alumnus Shawn Flynn ’89 to speak during Fall Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin).


Flynn is president and managing partner of AdPro 360, an advertising agency in Colorado Springs, Colo., that was named one of the fastest-growing agencies in the state. With more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing, Flynn’s expertise has benefited AdPro’s clients helping them to become market leaders.


He has also worked for First Technology Sales in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where he became vice president of marketing and product development. He also directed product marketing at Instinet Corporation in New York City, serving clients like J.P. Morgan, Chase, Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co, Morgan Stanley, and other brokerage firms on Wall Street.


Flynn graduated from Judson in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, and he earned a master’s degree from Colorado University.


He will receive the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award during the President’s Luncheon between Judson’s Commencement ceremonies this year.


In his spare time, Flynn is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys coaching local high school football.  He and his wife, Wendy, have three children, Layton, Dylan and Kendall.


Judson University is a fully accredited, private Christian institution representing the Church at work in higher education. Nestled along the beautiful Fox River in Elgin, Ill., just 40 miles northwest of Chicago, Judson is home to more than 1,280 students from 37 states and 20 countries. Judson offers degrees in more than 65 different majors and minors for traditional, graduate and adult students and ranks consistently among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Judson has also been recognized as a “Christian College of Distinction.” With an academically challenging environment and encouraging spiritual community, Judson shapes lives that shape the world.

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