feldman Shane Feldman

Shane Feldman is Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development at the Communication Service for the Deaf where he supports a passionate team devoted to providing innovative technology and services that will transform the Deaf community’s experience with their access to communication. CSD's philosophy is centered around providing its technology and services through partnerships with key agencies, corporations, organizations that serve the community.

Prior to his current position, Feldman served as Executive Director of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and prior to that, as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). At both organizations Feldman created systematic changes that led to renewed focus on the organization’s mission, strategic plan, and sustainable financial management. These efforts brought the organizations to a higher level of advocacy, efficiency and accountability.
Feldman holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), an association of nonprofit professionals who manage and lead trade, membership, and charitable organizations across the nation and worldwide. He received his Master’s degree in Management and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College and his Bachelor’s degree in Professional and Technical Communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Feldman has a distinguished history of civic involvement and advocacy. He served as Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Video Programming Emergency Accessibility Advisory Committee Working Group, which submitted recommendations to the FCC for Internet Protocol captioning regulations in response to the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. He served as an officer of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Action Network (DHHCAN), where he helped lead the development of the Consumer Group Telecommunications Relay Service Policy Statement, which established consumer’s expectations for telecommunications including video relay services (VRS) and guides the policy advocacy of a coalition of organizations representing deaf and hard of hearing people. In the past he also served as Chair of the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Council and as a member of the Maryland School for the Deaf Board of Trustees.