- Suzanne Nossel  Executive Director, PEN American Center

- Amy Arbreton Evaluation Officer, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

"During his term as part-time consulting program officer for the Hewlett Foundation, David effectively commissioned and managed a summative evaluation of the Foundation’s Nuclear Security Initiative. David’s management and leadership on this effort were stellar, contributing to the use of, and learning from, the findings in myriad ways for multiple audiences."

David Shorr is a strategic thinker and seasoned program manager who enjoys helping organizations maximize their impact in the marketplace of policy ideas. He has served in senior roles with some of the foreign policy community's leading philanthropies, think tanks, and advocacy groups:  the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Stanley Foundation, Human Rights First, Refugees International, Search for Common Ground, British American Security Information Council, Arms Control Association, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. He recently published a book about the GOP's abandonment of workable policy approaches—titled I Call Bullshit: Four Fallacies That Keep Our Politics From Being Reality-Basedand in April 2016 won a seat on the city council in Stevens Point, Wisconsin where he lives.


“David is a very committed and thoughtful analyst and project catalyst. He is knowledgeable about a wide range of foreign policy issues and challenges and is well-regarded within the policy community in Washington and around the world.”

- Julia Coffman, Director, Center for Evaluation Innovation

“We worked with David on an evaluation of a program to build bipartisan relationships and negotiation skills among senior staff on Capitol Hill. The evaluation was fast-tracked and on a deadline. David's high-level knowledge of the policy arena, excellent data collection and writing skills, and conscientiousness and professionalism ensured that the evaluation came in on time and delivered useful insights to the client. We look forward to working with David again.”

“David Shorr has been a professional colleague of mine for at least a decade. Recently, as part of a larger evaluation project for the Corporation, David exhibited a professional, detailed, and well-honed understanding of both the nongovernmental and philanthropic arenas. He is enormously capable and dedicated to this field.”

- Patricia Nicholas  Program Officer,  Carnegie Corporation of NY