For Immediate Release
November 22, 2016
Karen Garrett
Chief of Communications & Marketing
(202) 585-4313

ASPA Executive Director Inducted as NAPA Fellow

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Nov. 17, the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) executive director, William P. Shields, Jr., was inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) as a member of its 2016 class of Fellows.

Academy Fellows possess an unmatched wealth of expertise and serve as the cornerstone of the organization. They contribute valuable insight and experience to the oversight of Academy projects and provide general guidance of the organization. Fellows are also the Academy’s primary resource for addressing emerging issues and contributing to the intellectual and popular discourse on government through its Standing Panels.

Shields joined 49 peer administrators and thought leaders as part of this year’s class, which was elected by the entire NAPA membership after a rigorous nomination process. NAPA currently is comprised of more than 800 Fellows.

Fellows have a deep understanding of financial management, human resources, technology and administrative functions at all levels of government and direct most of Academy’s studies. With his induction, Shields joins an elite group of individuals in their service to government.

“I am humbled and honored to be counted in the 2016 class,” stated Shields. “The Academy holds a unique role in serving and supporting government and its Fellows bring an elevated acumen to public policy and administration. I am proud to be numbered among them.”

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