Chief of Staff
Dustin Shryock joined Headstrong as Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships and was quickly promoted to Director of Operations. Dustin has since been promoted to Chief of Staff where he will continue to build the Headstrong culture. Dustin has worked in the public, private, tech, and non-profit sectors. A veteran himself, Dustin’s service in the United States Army included two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Dustin spent nearly three years conducting operations in and around Baghdad, Iraq.
Originally from California, he is a graduate of Pace University – where he was awarded the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross – and is a former White House Intern having worked on the Joining Forces team within the Office of The First Lady. He earned his Master of Public Administration, with a focus on non-profit management, from The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. While at NYU Wagner, Dustin completed executive management work at Cornell University where he studied strategy tactics and leadership development and was a Hertog Foundation Fellow. Currently, Dustin is an Executive MBA Candidate, class A20, at NYU Stern and is a Fellow at The Economic Club of New York.