Shamiah T. Kerney is a longtime public servant, who most recently served as the Deputy Director of Performance Management in the Executive Office of the Mayor for the District of Columbia. In that role, she evaluated service delivery to D.C. residents and businesses provided by District government agencies and assessed equity in budgeting decisions. Kerney was previously a senior analyst at the United States Government Accountability Office with the Financial Markets and Community Investment team. As a part of this team, Shamiah conducted program audits and evaluations at the request of Congress for federal programs related to housing, disaster assistance, insurance, small business assistance, and the U.S. financial systems. At GAO, she also led evaluations of duplication, overlap and fragmentation in federal government programs. Shamiah enjoys volunteering and has served in leadership roles for various non-profit organizations such as the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, 100 Black Women and Making a Future Defined by Excellence and Thought Incorporated. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kerney attended Clark Atlanta University, where she earned a bachelor of arts in criminal justice and a master’s in public administration, concentrating in community and economic development.