Kelly Shih leads strategy development and implementation for the Public Service Leadership Institute. She oversees projects and builds the internal collaboration and external partnerships needed for the Institute to achieve its goals: amplifying the importance of public service leadership, developing world class leaders and unifying government around a single leadership standard. She previously managed the Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) and Strategic Advisors to Government Executives (SAGE) programs. Her earlier experiences studying government, working in federal consulting, backpacking solo and living at a monastery all contribute to her twin passions of good governance and individual growth, which come together in the Institute’s work. Kelly’s favorite public servant is Frances Perkins—the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, primary architect of the New Deal, and pioneering advocate of labor rights.