Laura Shearin
Business Administration Manager, City of Henderson, NV

Laura Shearin was named Business Administration Manager in December of 2015.  As such, Laura oversees the Office of Business Management which assists City leadership in implementing change management strategies; organizes special task forces and coordinates projects designed to address organizational management, strategic planning and performance measurement; and contributes to short and long-term organizational planning and strategies.  She provides executive-level technical assistance and analytical work for the City Manager and Assistant City Managers; tracks, monitors and reports key business performance indicators and continuous improvement efforts for the City; and researches, analyzes and prepares reports on administrative matters and high-level policy issues that may impact citywide operations.  She also manages the administrative staff for the City Manager’s Office.

Laura holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  She has held several positions at the city including the Business and Administrative Services Manager and Senior Business Analyst for the Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department and the City Capital Improvement Program Coordinator.

Prior to joining the City of Henderson in 2005, Laura was the Operations Manager at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. and both an Operations Manager and the Engineering Manager at Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET). She is a board member for the Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE), a member of both the American Society for Public Administration and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, in addition to being Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. Laura and her husband reside in Henderson, where she is a 16-year resident.