About Us

Welcome to the American School of Public Service, a service of the Afshar Group!

Shahriar Afshar | CEO & Founder

My life’s passion has always been bridge building, economic empowerment, public engagement, elevating the disenfranchised, embracing technology & innovation and advancing social entrepreneurship. That’s why I created the Afshar Group.

During my 25 years in government, I led $500 million waterfront development projects, established new departments like Development Services and Government & Civic Relations and built diverse and multi-disciplinary A-teams. I was a public speaker at countless trade, professional and civic groups, and a spokesperson with the mainstream TV/print media. I hosted visiting foreign dignitaries and built regional and national grassroots advocacy campaigns to engage civic leaders and members of the US Congress. I worked with Fortune 100 companies to advance free trade and economic diplomacy in Washington, DC. I am an active board member with several nonprofits and continue to support philanthropic causes at every opportunity.

Through my career, I was fortunate to build many lasting relationships worldwide, learned a lot of valuable lessons and I hope, had a positive impact on the lives of the people I touched and the communities I built.

Nowadays, I think of myself as a recovering bureaucrat practicing social entrepreneurship in public engagement, transformational technology and Autism awareness, while fighting food insecurity, by creating a network of podcasts channels like The American School of Public Service!

On The American School of Public Service podcasts,  we bring together best management practices, lessons learned and leadership insights to drive the next generation of public servants and leaders forward.  This is a no politics-zone so all that matters is getting to the heart of the issue, serving the public interest and sharing those insights. We make bureaucracies simple, accessible and effective for our communities. That’s what ASPS is all about! 

All of our news podcasts channels are connected and designed to help you grow, promote and develop your ideas, businesses or projects.  If you advertise on one, you get exposure, hits and impressions across our public service news network and podcasts. If you’re interested in sharing your ideas, partnering or sponsoring any of the above platforms, or taking advantage of our consulting services, please message me so we can change the world together.

Thank you!

Shahriar Afshar

The Afshar Group 


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