Shira Gans

Senior Executive Director, Policy + Programs, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment

Shira is Senior Executive Director of Policy + Programs at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. She leads NYC’s strategy to support the music industry pioneering the annual NY Music Month, a $10M fund for female-led creative projects, music career education programs, and the first Mayor’s Office of Nightlife. Shira also directs NYC Film Green where she helps film/TV productions reduce their environmental impact.

Shira has spent her career working to address inequality through positions at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Office of Manhattan Borough President, NYC Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Shira was featured in Variety’s New York Women’s Impact Report, named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City & State, and a Climate Leader by Forbes. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.