Shaw Blackmon, was raised in Houston County along with his brother Brad and sister Kayce. His grandparents first arrived here in the 1960’s. His grandfather was an airplane mechanic at Robins Air Force Base, and his grandmother was a teacher at Westside and Lindsey Elementary schools. He was brought up in a family of solid citizens and humble people and he is deeply rooted in this community.
Upon graduating from Warner Robins High School, he attended the University of Georgia where he completed his degree in Management Information Systems, lettered four years for the men’s golf team, and received the scholar athlete award for three of those years. Upon moving back to Houston County, Shaw began working in sales for National Bank Products, a company that his father founded. Here, he learned about the importance of building relationships and serving customer needs. After 10 years in sales, Shaw moved into management and then ran operations before becoming President and CEO, taking over for his father.
Shaw has a longstanding role in the community beyond his business initiatives. He has served on the board of the Houston County Development Authority, been a member of both the Perry Area and Robins Regional Chambers, chairing the Robins Chamber Board of Directors in 2012. In these roles, he has worked to promote new industry, facilitate expansion, and provide mediums from which businesses can broaden their customer base.
Blackmon has done foundation work at Central Georgia Technical College and for the Houston County Heritage Foundation, benefiting K-12 public education. His efforts have helped provide scholarships and classroom enhancements. As a member of the Technical College System of Georgia State Board, he has worked to provide Georgia with a more seamless approach to education by improving transferability between the technical colleges and the University system, as well as enhancing dual-enrollment opportunities with the Department of Education.
Through continued outreach, Shaw has been involved in the effort to bring investment back to Houston County. This includes funding for the Veteran’s Training Center, a joint project between the Technical College System and University system, and also the Health Science facility on the primary campus of Central Georgia Technical College.
Shaw believes that he has been called to duty to put his skill set, background and relationships to work for his district on a larger scale. He will continue to focus on the issues near to his heart and his background –strengthening our defense community, enhancing education, and getting government out of the way of small businesses so that Houston County can continue to grow and thrive for future generations.
Shaw Blackmon’s perspective on representing Houston County in our state’s government is very straightforward:
- Keep government simple, understandable and limited.
- Make smart decisions that provide citizens with a tangible and sustainable return for taxpayer dollar investments.
- Listen to the issues that are important to local citizens and remain grounded in those issues to more effectively represent this district.