Shaw is an innovative director, policy adviser, and senior strategist with more than 16 years of leadership experience and progressive public service in nonprofit, state, and local governance.

Shaw served as a political appointee as the director of the Office of Urban Development in the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families from 2019 until 2022. She directed the governor’s quality early care and access educational initiative and managed more than $2.2 million in funds.

She has designed and managed social service, economic development, and community advocacy programs. She is an executive consultant who has influenced both state and local policy programs.

As a human rights advocate with an interest and background in state and local policies, she has served as a business services consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and as a program director at the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion.

She is adept at crafting and executing a vision to transform communities and create effective social change. Shaw’s mission is to help individuals move from poverty and low-income situations to middle income and stability.