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Bill Shields is Vice President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the nation's leading public policy organization dedicated to assuring that people with the lowest incomes have affordable and decent homes. In this role, he is responsible for NLIHC’s operational, financial, fund development and human resources functions.
Most recently, Shields was Director at the Chief Executives Organization, a non-profit organization of 2,000 chief executives around the world. For more than a decade, he held senior management and research positions at the National Academy of Public Administration, including Vice President and Director of Communications. He also served in the Executive Office of the Mayor of Providence, RI, Vincent A. Cianci, Jr.
An Adjunct Professor since 2000, Shields has taught in AU’s Department of Government, Department of Public Administration and Washington Semester Program.
DegreesMA, American Government American University
BA, Journalism (magna cum laude) American University
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Partnerships & Affiliations
Associate Member, Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management
Associate Member, Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance
2011 Housing Achievement Awards (Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
In-Studio Guest, "2008 Year In Review." The Buddy Cianci Show. 630 WPRO-AM. Providence. 31 December 2008.
" Putting Private Sector Experience to Work in the Public Sector: An Interview with Amman Mayor Omar Maani and Panama President Ricardo Martinelli.” Compass. 2009.
Introduction of Edward Blakely, Executive Director for Recovery Management, City of New Orleans. Elliot Richardson Lecture, American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas. March 2008.
“Crime and Development in the Caribbean: An Investigation of Traditional Explanatory Models.” Co-authored with Richard R. Bennett. Crime Delinquency and Justice: A Caribbean Reader. Randle Publishers, Miami and Kingston, Jamaica. 2007.