Fabian Shepard currently works as an Export Representative and Environmental Health and Safety Leader for Zoetis, Inc. Zoetis is the former animal health business unit of Pfizer. Mr. Shepard's latest Johnson County based research was recently published by the Kansas Academy of Science in its academic journal.
A native of the Republic of Panama, Fabian became a resident alien of the United States when his adoptive father, a retired 27 year Navy veteran, was transferred to NAS, Pensacola for duty aboard the historic aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington. He made the decision to become a US citizen shortly after his graduation from high school, in Belton, Missouri. Mr. Shepard also served in the US Army Reserves as a Combat Medical Specialist with the 325th Combat Support Hospital and the 1st Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group Airborne. He says the only thing he ever misses about his time in uniform is parachuting from various aircraft.
His professional career has seen many transitions. He owned his own moving business, worked as a railroad contractor and spent more than a decade in live entertainment.
He is a director on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City Collaborative Board and also serves on the Johnson County, Kansas Mental Health Advisory Board and the Johnson County Public Arts Commission. Fabian is a member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Red Shoe Society, Young Latino Professionals and the Kansas City Automotive Museum. He supports the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Mission Southside, the Falling Forward Foundation, the North American Mission Board and Johnson County Theater in The Park.
Shepard is proud to be a Lenexa resident. He and his wife Jannah are the parents of six children, including an Eagle Scout. Four are current SMSD students and one is a JCCC and Shawnee Mission West graduate.