Initially, Shawn Vaughan became involved in automotive in an entry level job at an automotive advertising firm out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Vaughan says, “I started from the ground up as a porter. Basically, anything that was not dangerous or immoral was my job description.”
As Vaughan was working his way up, his father called him one day and asked if he would like to join a family business. And the rest is history in the making.
Vaughan explains, “When it’s all said and done for me, the legacy that I will leave behind is the people that I have surrounded myself with, and the lives that automotive has allowed them to create for themselves.”
His novel and magnanimous views on life itself extend beyond the boundaries of the industry. He emphasizes how the operations at Toyota of Boerne welcome those that don’t really have a career or have struggled in their professional life. “People that don’t have a shot in the world to make it because they don’t have a degree are encouraged to step into our operations so we can get them through training and love them, mentor them and give them the skill sets that will set themselves up for the rest of their lives. And that is a really special thing.”