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Tamar Shapiro

Chief Executive Officer, MPact

About Tamar Shapiro

Shapiro is a policy expert and nonprofit leader with extensive experience in neighborhood revitalization and new mobility. Shapiro most recently served as the Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives at the New Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO), where she focused on increasing equitable access through new mobility. During the pandemic, she piloted a program to provide micro-mobility options to essential workers.

From 2012 to 2017, she was President and CEO of the Center for Community Progress. She grew the organization into the preeminent national voice on strengthening neighborhoods through the reuse of vacant, distressed, or deteriorated properties. She also expanded the organization’s reach and impact through its national conference along with allied training and technical assistance programs.

A lawyer by training, Shapiro also has worked as a non-resident fellow with the Urban Institute based in Leipzig, Germany, as Senior Director of Urban and Social Policy with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and as Director of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute and Governor’s Institute on Community Design.