Meet Robin Shackleford, Performance Consulting manager and Indiana state representative

Crowe Recruiting
| 1/11/2017
Robin Shackelford
Robin Shackleford (Indianapolis) joined Crowe in 2016 as a manager in the government performance improvement practice, where she’s responsible for maintaining and enhancing client relationships, improving staff development and increasing sales. When she’s not serving her government clients, Robin is serving in the Indiana House of Representative. She’s been representing Indiana House District 98 since first being elected in 2012.

Q: What drew you into politics?
A: I was drawn into politics by my passion to serve the community and to bring about a positive change. Politics provides the perfect platform whereby all voices can be heard. It challenges all of us to get involved in order to see results. I represent the citizens of my district on the leadership team as the assistant caucus chair. I also serve on a number of standing committees, including government and regulatory reform, financial institutions and public health (as a ranking minority member). I’ve also served as the diversity affairs director for the office of former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and as a clerk of the Supreme and Appellate Courts.

Q: How does being a member of the Indiana House of Representatives help you in your job at Crowe?
A: As a state representative, you must respond to the concerns of a wide variety of constituents – individuals, families and businesses. It requires me to handle diverse issues in a timely and efficient manner. Dealing with these challenges mirrors what I do at Crowe.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken?
A: When I first decided to run for public office, the idea of standing in front of crowds and speaking on issues terrified me. I came to realize that overcoming these concerns was needed to do what’s right for the people I represent.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working at Crowe?
A: I enjoy traveling, watching movies and running. I’m also a bit of an adventure-seeker and have tried skydiving, standing two feet away from a tiger in Africa, zip lining through the Dominican rainforest and hiking in a national park in Taiwan.