Alexander Shermansong is passionate about the cities of the future.
As the founder of Civic Consulting USA, he has designed innovation programs for mayors, created civic partnerships for companies, managed mayor and governor transitions, and fostered equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems. Notable projects include: designing an international prize competition and smart cities accelerator for NYC, helping San Francisco expand a program to embed startups into city agencies, establishing an innovation program with Baltimore, plus data and transformation projects in housing, public safety, transportation, healthcare, workforce, and infrastructure.
A predictor of trends in innovation and impact, Alexander has inspired audiences and advised CEOs and boards, from Oxford University to the creation of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to the transformation of a hospital system. He even developed "Stanley" the world's first museum guide for handheld computers.
An active board leader and mentor for urban tech startups, Alexander focuses on the double bottom line of sustainable growth and greater impact. And he now serves as a publicly elected garbage commissioner.
Following a degree in classics and computer science from Princeton, Alexander researched mathematics and Aristotle at Cambridge University, studied leadership at University of Chicago, and now serves on the faculty of New York University and Tulane University.