Shamiah Kerney

Chief Recovery Officer, City of Baltimore

Shamiah T. Kerney, is a longtime public servant, who currently serves as the Chief Recovery Officer for the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs in Baltimore City. The Recovery Office was established in July 2021 with the primary purpose of implementing and monitoring the $641 million the city received in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Prior to assuming this role, Shamiah served as the Deputy Director of Performance Management in the Executive Office of the Mayor for the District of Columbia. In that role, she evaluated service delivery to D.C. residents and businesses provided by District government agencies and assessed equity in budgeting decisions. Shamiah was previously a Senior Analyst at the United States Government Accountability Office with the Financial Markets and Community Investment team. As a part of this team, Shamiah conducted program audits and evaluations at the request of Congress for federal programs related to housing, disaster assistance, insurance, small business assistance, and the U.S. financial systems. At GAO, she also led evaluations of duplication, overlap and fragmentation in federal government programs. Shamiah enjoys volunteering and has served in leadership roles for various non-profit organizations such as the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, 100 Black Women and Making a Future Defined by Excellence and Thought Incorporated. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the owner of Compass Consulting, LLC, which provides performance management training, and auditing and strategic planning services. Shamiah attended Clark Atlanta University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Public Administration, concentrating in Community and Economic Development.