Local Government Fellow

Steven Shaw

Cook County, IL

Former Deputy Chief of Staff, Cook County, IL

Steven Shaw is currently a Community Engagement Director at Verizon, responsible for the Chicago market and helping to develop Verizon’s community engagement strategy nationally.  In his most recent government work, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and subsequently was the Interim Executive Director of a Southside community-based nonprofit organization.  Prior to working for the County, Steven was an Associate Principal at Civic Consulting Alliance, providing strategy and management advisory services for public sector clients.

Steven earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Morehouse College, and a Masters in Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.