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Scott Shapiro

Scott Shapiro

Scott Shapiro is a senior advisor to Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington, Ky. Scott manages projects that include revitalizing the city’s downtown through the potential conversion of one-way streets to two-way traffic and building a joint Lexington-Louisville economic-development initiative with the Brookings Institution. Most recently he led an effort that successfully transformed Lexington’s troubled police and fire pension system.Scott comes to the Mayor’s office having just earned a masters in public administration degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he went, at age 40, to pursue a new career in public service. Prior to that switch Scott was largely in the private sector in New York City, where he built and sold a consulting company and was a senior executive with a publicly traded health care company.