Shana Marbury, Esq. is general counsel and senior vice president, education and workforce for the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP). Shana oversees legal affairs for the GCP and several of its affiliated entities. She also is responsible for GCP’s efforts and initiatives related to its organizational strategic priority of education and workforce.
Prior to her employment at the GCP, Shana worked as a consultant in the areas of diversity and inclusion. She assisted in developing diversity training materials focused on interpersonal relationships among people of a variety of backgrounds, worldviews, customs and values in the 21st century workplace. Shana co-facilitated training where participants were introduced to core diversity concepts and developed competency in their application.
Before consulting, Shana worked as a labor, employment and school law attorney in the Cleveland office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs). She counseled private- and public-sector employers, including public school districts and private schools, on staff, administrative and faculty labor and employment issues, concerns regarding state and federal civil rights laws and educational statutes, investigations, student discipline and other student-related issues.
Shana is currently the chair of the Fenn Educational Fund Advisory Committee and Secretary of the Friends of Max S Hayes High School. She is also a board member of the City Club of Cleveland, the Centers for Families and Children, the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, and the Community Growth Educational Foundation.
Shana serves as a member of the Cleveland Municipal School District Nominating Panel. She is an Education and Attainment Division Fellow for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and has also completed a fellowship on regional and sustainable development through ACCE and the Ford Foundation.
Shana also is a member of Kaleidoscope magazine’s “40/40 Club” Class of 2008, honoring distinguished African-American professionals age 40 or younger in the Cleveland area.
Shana received her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and completed her undergraduate work at Tufts University, where she double-majored in sociology and political science.