An Indianapolis native, State Representative Robin Shackleford has dedicated her life to the principles of servant-leadership. Robin has extensive experience in government, 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 (Ranking Minority Member)
• Government and Regulatory Reform
• Financial Institutions
Due to her passion for project management and transformational travel experiences, Robin currently serves as an independent travel consultant to expose clients to vast and stunning locales around the world.
Robin served 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, Robin managed projects, enhanced client relationships, improved staff development, and increased 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 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, Robin has worked as a Policy and Research Specialist for the Indiana Health Care Association, where she developed public policy. Additionally, she gleaned extensive experience about issues impacting the Indiana General Assembly through positions she has held with the Indiana Department of Commerce, the Clerk of the Supreme & Appellate Courts and Indiana House of Representatives.
Robin is a graduate of Indiana University and IUPUI, having earned both her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Public Affairs because of her dedication to community growth and education. Robin served as president of the Indiana University Neal Marshall Indianapolis Alumni Chapter and board member for Indy Reads. She currently serves on the boards of Martin University and the Pathway Resource Center.
Other civic involvement includes Eastern Star Church, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Governing Women in Government, Concerned Clergy, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.