Headshot of Alexander Shermansong

Adjunct Professor

Alexander Shermansong is a polymath and urban innovator. As CEO of Civic Consulting USA, Alexander enables cities to innovate inclusively – designing the NYCx emerging technologies program, managing mayoral transitions, launching analytics partnerships, and garnering recognition from the White House, Harvard’s Kennedy School, Bloomberg Civic 50, and more. For 20 years, Alexander has advised CEOs and boards on strategy and implementation, from Oxford University’s finances (which garnered front-page coverage) to the creation of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to the turnaround of a $7 billion healthcare system. An active board leader, Alexander has helped more than a dozen start-ups and social impact organizations expand and deliver greater value — and now serves as a publicly elected garbage commissioner. He even developed “Stanley” the world’s first museum guide for handheld computers. Following a Princeton degree in classics and computer science, Alexander completed graduate work at Cambridge University and executive education at University of Chicago. His most recent articles are on good governance, urban innovation, and investing with a social lens.