San Francisco, CA
Sharon Cornu joined the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California in 2016 as its first political director. She served as the lead strategist and organizer of NPH’s work on three successful ballot measure campaigns in November 2016, delivering $2 billion in new investment in Bay Area affordable homes. Cornu is an award-winning coalition, communications and campaign organizer. She served as deputy mayor in Oakland, CA; managing director of a statewide political consultancy; and executive officer of the Alameda Labor Council. She initiated a training program to lift up community representation, in addition to direct service on numerous boards and commissions. She co-founded a media center and print shop in Providence, RI, which was recognized as the Governor’s women/minority business of the year. Cornu is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University and teaches organizational efficacy in the public policy graduate program at Mills College.