Greg Shaw "is director of the Pacific Northwest Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also leads Foundation, Libraries and Pacific Northwest Advocacy.
"Shaw was previously a partner with the communications firm of Shepardson Stern and Kaminsky (SS+K), where he was an advisor to the foundation and to numerous leading corporations in the Pacific Northwest. Before joining SS+K, Shaw spent six years as a leader at Microsoft, where he helped to create the company's giving program for public libraries. Prior to Microsoft, Shaw was an executive with Ketchum Communications in Washington, D.C., and served in the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. He began his career as an editor of the Cherokee Advocate, the newspaper for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
"Shaw has a B.A. in journalism from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. He serves as a Senior Fellow within the University of Washington's Center for Communications and Civic Engagement, and on the Episcopal Relief and Development's AIDS Advisory Council."