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Good Humans Doing Great Things

Shahmeen Khan

"Why do I serve? The short answer is serving brings me joy and fulfills me. I love having a real and tangible positive impact on the lives of others. I believe as citizens we have a responsibility to use our voices to not just critique and complain, but to marry our actions with our voices and help create a better community. Anyone can do this as long as they care enough to make a difference. All of the wonderful people that I serve with empower and inspire me, and I hope to do the same for others." — Shahmeen Khan

Shahmeen Khan’s passion is in public service. Active in her community, Shahmeen takes the time to give back to her city. Over the years, Shahmeen has served as the chair of the City of Allen Library Board, been a Board member of the Allen Library’s Endowment Fund, and served on the Board of Trustees for the Allen Parks Foundation. Shahmeen is a current Board member of the Community Development Corporation and is also an active member of Allen Kiwanis Club.

She believes in treating everyone with compassion, regardless of their views and opinions. In 2017, she co-founded Collin County Diversity Council, a nonprofit that aims to increase awareness and understanding in our community. The nonprofit believes that learning about cultural differences can bring people closer together. Shahmeen is also currently part of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force for the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce.

During her 18 year career in the financial services industry she learned the value of genuine dedication to people and the importance of earning their trust. Shahmeen is a Financial Paraplanner at Meridian Wealth Management. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in economics and business administration. Shahmeen and her husband, Sheelpi, a CPA for Yum China Holdings, have been residents of Allen since 2013. When she’s not working or playing with her ten-year-old son Arman and three-year-old daughter Ilan, she loves to practice yoga.

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