John Shellene

johnJohn Shellene, founder of Sherpa Management Partners, has worked in the Non-Profit and Foundation sectors both as a professional and a volunteer for over 20 years. John earned his Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington.

Sherpa Management partnerships help nonprofits, foundations and associations achieve their goals while enabling them to focus on the primary mission. Sherpa concentrates on accelerating the realization of an organization’s vision, developing and managing the boards, managing programming, managing operations and administration, managing collaborative and relational partnerships, writing and managing grants, and developing funds.

Sherpa Management strives to continually realize their goal as the premier nonprofit, foundation, association, and corporate responsibility project management firm in Texas, ensure honesty and integrity in representing their clients to the greater community, deliver on promises consistently and in a timely fashion, offer their clients professional excellence through experienced and well-qualified personnel, build community partnerships among their clients through communicating similarities and strategizing to achieve common goals.

Sherpa Management Partners’ in the Dallas Region include the DFW Technology and Education Council, Texas Instruments, National Instruments, The Texas High School Project, US FIRST, FIRST in Texas, Time Warner Cable, Dallas Maritime Museum Foundation among many others who work in education, communication, technology, philanthropy, local, state and federal governments.

John enjoys being involved in the Dallas community. In May of 2010, he was appointed to the Dallas City Planning Commission as the representative for District 10. He served as the chairman for the City of Dallas Zoning Ordinance Committee. He has also served as chairman of the City of Dallas Urban Design Advisory Committee, board chair of the SMU Mechanical Engineering Board, board chair for the Richland College Department of Engineering, board member for the University of North Texas College of Engineering, past vice-chair for Head Start of Greater Dallas Board, Dallas ISD district wide HB3 taskforce, National Science Foundation CCLI national proposal review member and panel chair, and a member of the Leadership Dallas Alumni class of 2008.


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