We have a true passion
for civic engagement.
We are leaders, thinkers, innovators, public policy junkies, and technologists. We are also constituents, neighbors, advocates, disruptors, and we want our voices heard.
Damola has been an entrepreneur since he was nine, and in 2015, decided to use his experiences as an innovator and passion for social impact and technology, to bring together a team of diverse founders to start Civic Eagle. He’s a 2017 Google Entrepreneur in Residence; 2017 Minnesota Business Magazine 35 under 35; and 2016 Minneapolis and St. Paul 100 People to Know. He’s also been featured as a speaker at The Personal Democracy Forum; Code2040 Summit; and South by Southwest (SXSW).
VP of Strategy
Shawntera currently serves as both the VP of Strategy for Civic Eagle, as well as the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). She was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2016, and, after a thoroughly assessing any potential conflict, took on the role. As the first black woman to serve as the Commissioner of the DEED in the State of Minnesota, her impact transcends her post. When she completes her appointment at the end of 2018, she will be returning to her full-time role with Civic Eagle.
VP of Product & Design
Yemi currently leads all of our product design and previously served as a policy analyst for the New York State Assembly for four years. She combines her knowledge of government and policy with her eye for design and her appreciation for the overall user experience. Yemi has a Masters in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and a Bachelors in Arts in Politics & Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ken leads the technical side of product development. He’s an experienced software engineer and entrepreneur, having successfully exited from his first tech startup venture in 2014. He’s also led community initiatives and combines his passion for social impact with his technical and entrepreneurial skills.