Rep. Robin Shackleford’s Biography

An Indianapolis native, State Representative Robin Shackleford has dedicated her life to the principles of servant-leadership. Robin has extensive experience in governmental, community and diversity affairs coupled with a strong background in project management, supervision, training, and budgeting.

First elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012, Robin represents the citizens of Indiana House District 98 on the leadership team, as the Assistant Caucus Chair. She has also served as a Precinct Committee Chairwoman for more than 10 years.

Robin serves on the following standing committees of the Indiana House:

  • Public Health
  • Government and Regulatory Reform
  • Financial Institutions

She currently serves as a Government Consultant Manager for Crowe Horwath, a national CPA and consulting firm that provides accounting, consulting, and IT services to government entities. In this role, Shackleford has managed several projects while maintaining and enhancing client relationships, improving staff development, and increasing sales.

Prior to joining Crowe Horwath, her passion for public service was at the forefront while employed in the Office of Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson as the Diversity Affairs Director. In this role, she was responsible for raising and maintaining the awareness of diversity matters and for promoting a broad range of activities identified to help the city achieve greater diversity.

With a career rooted in government affairs, Shackleford has worked as a Policy and Research Specialist for the Indiana Health Care Association, where she developed public policy. Additionally, Shackleford gleaned extensive experience about issues impacting the Indiana State Legislature through positions she has held with the Indiana Department of Commerce, the Indiana House of Representatives, and the Clerk of the Supreme & Appellate Courts.

Robin is a graduate of Indiana University and IUPUI, having earned both her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Public Affairs. As a person who is dedicated to community growth and educational attainment, she is past president of the Indiana University Neal Marshall Indianapolis Alumni Chapter and former board member for Indy Reads. She currently serves on the board of the Pathway Resource Center and Martin University.

Other civic involvement includes Eastern Star Church Servants in Action Ministry, National Black Caucus of State Legislatures, Concerned Clergy, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.