Shawn Daugherty


Shawn promotes digital equity through partnerships with governments, organizations, and the communities they serve.


Shawn is a Senior Program Manager in the Broadband and Digital Equity practice. Through her work with local and state governments, she strives to ensure that the plans and policies HR&A develops reflect the genuine needs of the communities we serve.

Before joining HR&A, Shawn led Government Relations for Human-I-T, a digital equity social enterprise where she managed engagement with federal, state, and municipal governments. She successfully obtained a contract to provide up to 3500 devices to low-income families in Los Angeles County and three CPUC CASF grants to support Human-I-T’s internet assistance work. She also secured the passage of the COVS Act in 2022. Shawn was also the Director of Operations for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, where she worked to double its annual revenue and grow its membership by 20%. She also worked as a Senior Policy Associate at The Sheridan Group, a nonprofit public policy consultancy. She started her political career working for Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Shawn holds a Master of Public Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.