Shawn McAvey serves as the Facilities Manager at WPI, a position he has held since 2007. He has also served as Equipment Manager since 2002.
McAvey is responsible for maintaining the WPI athletic facilities and equipment as well as taking an active role in contest management.
McAvey came to WPI in May 1990 as the Assistant Equipment Manager, serving under long time WPI Equipment Manager Jan Bialonozka. Upon Jan's retirement, McAvey took over as Equipment Manager in 2002.
A Worcester native, McAvey is a graduate of North High School in Worcester. Upon graduation, he moved on to serve in the U.S. Navy for five years before returning to Worcester. Since his return, he has been active in running his family's business, Mrs. Mack's Bakery in Worcester.