Malory Shaughnessy, Executive Director
Malory Shaughnessy, MPPM, has over 35 years of advocacy and public policy experience. She has worked at all levels of government from legislative staff in the office of Congressman Tom Andrews in the early 1990s, to working on projects for the Maine Legislature’s Office of Policy and Legal Analysis, and serving as a Cumberland County Commissioner. As a Commissioner, she served as President of the Maine County Commissioners Association and represented Maine Counties on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties. She was a long term member of the Public Health Work Group and State Coordinating Committee working to create a system for Public Health in Maine, and was a founding member of the Cumberland Public Health District. Nominated to Chair the Maine State Sentencing & Corrections Practices Commission by Governor Baldacci, she worked to make positive changes to Maine’s sentencing and bail practices.
Malory received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service, and her BA in political science and economics from the University of Missouri. She is an alumni of the Institute for Civic Leadership (Pi class), and a County Leadership Institute Fellow through the National Association of Counties’ partnership with NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Malory serves on the Board of Visitors for the Muskie School of Pubic Service and the Board of Directors for the Maine Women’s Lobby.