Sonal Shah

Sonal R. Shah (born May 20, 1968), is an American economist and public official. From April 2009 to August 2011, she served as the Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House. Previously, Shah was a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project and was the head of Global Development Initiatives, a philanthropic arm of Sonal Shah heads the White House Domestic Policy Council’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. She also served on President Obama's Transition Board overseeing the Technology, Innovation, Government Reform working group. [+]