Nzinga Shaw (she likes “Zing”) holds two positions at ZRG:
1. President of TurnkeyZRG in charge of operations, client services, new business development and strategy.
2. Global Head of ZRG’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practice worldwide.
Prior to joining ZRG, Ms. Shaw served as the Global Chief inclusion & Diversity officer for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the world’s largest insurance company. She previously held a similar role with Starbucks.
Ms. Shaw is a sports industry pioneer. She is the first person in sports to ever hold the position of Chief DEI Officer. She not only held that role for the Atlanta Hawks, but then further pioneered the contours of the role inside sports, assisting the NBA and other leagues and teams with defining the Chief DEI role. Prior to the Hawks, Ms. Shaw served as the first in-house talent recruiter in the National Football League (NFL).
Between her work in the NBA and the NFL, Ms. Shaw served as the SVP of Diversity & Inclusion at Edelman, the world’s largest communications & marketing agency.
Ms. Shaw is a recipient of numerous business awards including Sports Business Journal’s (SBJ) Forty Under 40 Award, and SBJ Game Changers Award; the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 Award, and Women Who Mean Business Award; The Network Journal 40 Under Forty Award, and Top 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business Award; The PR Week 40 Under 40 Award, and many, many more.
Jimmy Carter appointed Ms. Shaw to serve a 3- year term on the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center. Ms. Shaw sits on the Board of Trustees of Fisk University and on the Advisory Board of Arctos Sports Partners and ColorComm. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and The Links, Incorporated.
Ms. Shaw received her B.A. from HBCU Spelman College and received her Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania. She was a study abroad scholar at Oxford.