Civic Consulting USA brings together leaders from business, academe, philanthropy, and civic communities, whether it is through its staff, board of directors, pro bono partners, funders, and its national advisory committee members.
Chief Executive Officer
Alexander Shermansong is a polymath who helps cities fix things. He enables companies to collaborate pro bono with mayors and get results with lasting impact. (full bio) alex@CivicConsultingUSA.org
Manager of Urban Impact
Jos helps cities thrive through transformation programs and innovation. He leverages previous experience spanning management consulting, education and research in neurosciences. (full bio) firstname.lastname@example.org
William White has won various accolades including the CUNY/NYCHA Scholarship and the Julie Ross and Mark Ladner Summer Award for Public Interest Law. He interned for New York Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz. After graduating from Hunter College, William plans to attend law school.
Jeremy M. Goldberg
Director of Civic Innovation – alumnus
Jeremy is a national leader in public-private civic innovation. As Deputy-Chief of Staff – Civic Innovation in the Office of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Jeremy led the effort to create the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership.
Manager of Urban Impact – alumna
Laetitia is a design curator, creative strategist and author, self-described as a cultural engineer, interested in building bridges between design and the city. She creates interdisciplinary projects that aim to generate new discourses, practices and experiences around design’s potential as a tool for change. In 2013, she joined the NY chapter of AIGA to direct Design/Relief, a creative placemaking program and has been building the civic initiatives of the organization with several community-centered projects.
Volunteer Marketing Manager – alumnus
Roland Pugh serves as a Corporate Communications Director for a Brooklyn non profit. After a career in finance, Roland now holds an MA in Graphic Communications Management and Technology from NYU. As a visual storyteller he has traveled to Ghana, Togo, South Sudan, Israel, Singapore, Jakarta, Peru, Guatamala, and Australia.
Alida P. Draudt
Civic Innovation Fellow – alumna
Alida is a graduate student at California College of the Arts, earning her MBA in Strategic Foresight. As the inaugural Civic Innovation Fellow, Alida is blending design thinking with business acumen and civic responsibility. Prior to pursuing her graduate degree, Alida worked as an Account Director and Brand Strategist for design and innovation firms in Portland and San Francisco.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The board of Civic Consulting USA includes dedicated leaders from consulting, law, finance, technology, corporate, media and academe. They help garner pro bono resources and provide strategic guidance.
Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Fund for the Public Schools
Neil Kleiman, treasurer
Director, Innovation Labs, NYU Wagner
Sean Monahan, chair
Partner, A.T. Kearney, Inc.
Managing Director, Redstone Equity Partners
Michael Schmidtberger, vice chair
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Hara Perkins, secretary (non-board member)
Goulston & Storrs PC
CEO, Civic Consulting USA
Philanthropic partners make it possible for Civic Consulting USA to provide services to government leaders at no charge to the taxpayer.
The Ford Foundation
The New York Community Trust
PRO BONO PARTNERS
Pro bono partners from the world’s top companies amplify the impact of Civic Consulting USA. Together, we provide critical skills to government leaders at no cost to the taxpayer. Recent partners include:
A.T. Kearney, Inc.
Crust Young New York Inc.
The Boston Consulting Group
Goulston & Storrs LLP
Parsons, The New School for Design
Sidley Austin LLP
The Shopping Center Group
Toyota Production System Support Center
Washington Square Partners