Eric Shaw MUP '00
Eric began his service on the Alumni Council in 2014. He is founding and current co-chair of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has served on the governance and S/AX. Eric was on the inaugural Alumni Awards jury in 2020. Eric has served as the alumni representative to Queers in Design, and the African American Student Union. He has attended every Black in Design Conference and participated as a guest critic for almost every Urban Planning Core studio since 2013.
Eric is proud to be a mentor to dozens of recent urban planning alumni and has been able to host a number of underrepresented students as interns at the organization he has led. Professionally his work focuses on the public sector and philanthropy in the areas of equitable development and systems change. Eric currently serves as chair of the board of the online publication Next City, and serves on the National Trust for Historic Preservation board of advisors. In 2017 and 2018, he was recognized in the OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Public Sector Executives List, presented by the Financial Times.
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