Shahira Knight is the Managing Principal in the Policy & Government Relations (PGR) group of Deloitte LLP. She joined Deloitte in June 2019. Shahira has more than 20 years of experience in government, public policy and government affairs. Prior to joining Deloitte, she held several senior leadership roles in government, including Director of White House Legislative Affairs, Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council, and Senior Advisor on the House Ways and Means Committee where she directed the committee’s policy and legislative operations.

During her time in the private sector, Shahira was vice president in the Public Affairs and Policy Group at Fidelity Investments and managing director in the policy and government relations group of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

Shahira serves on the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the D.C. Policy Center Board of Directors, and was a Pritzker fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and her M.A. in Economics from George Mason University.