Obama Nominates Shamina Singh to Community Service Board


President Barack Obama Jan. 16 nominated Shamina Singh, the current executive director of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, to the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Singh has held the position at the MasterCard Center since December 2013. She is also global director of government social programs in MasterCard’s Public Private Partnerships group, a post she has held since February 2013.

From 2011-2013, the Indian American was senior advisor to MSLGROUP. From 2010-2011, she was vice president of government and public affairs at Nike, Inc.

Before that, Singh was chief operating officer of global community development at Citigroup from 2005-2010, deputy director at America Votes from 2004-2005, senior advisor to U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in 2003, and deputy campaign manager for the Ron Kirk for U.S. Senate campaign in 2002.

She also served as executive director of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 1999-2001, congressional liaison for the Office of Congressional Affairs at the Department of Labor from 1998-1999, senior legislative advocate for the Service Employees International Union from 1995-1998, and a campaign associate for the Ann Richards for Governor Committee from 1993-1994.

A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Singh received a B.S. from Old Dominion University and an M.P.A. from The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she also studied the economics of emerging markets at the Indian School of Business in 2011.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a U.S. federal government agency that engages over five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America and other service initiatives.

CNCS, created as an independent agency of the U.S. government by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, acts much like a foundation and is the country’s largest annual provider of grants to service and volunteer organizations.

By Indiawest
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