Nancy Shaver is honored to be serving the people of St Augustine in her second term as Mayor. She brings her successful business experience to solving the problems of government—which as she believes is a service business to the people of her hometown.
Nancy’s experience is both national and global and includes leading a Fortune 500 marketing organization. She began her working life as a teacher, was a leader of a technology startup that became a publicly traded firm, was part of two other startups, and headed her own consulting practice in data, analysis, and technology.
A graduate of Wellesley College, she has served on boards of businesses and non-profits, and currently serves on the Tourist Development Council, the Lightner Museum as well as the Continuum of Care Board serving our homeless. Nancy also has shared her management guidance with non-profits and small businesses on a pro-bono basis.
Vice Chair and Founding Member of Resiliency Florida, she advocates for long-term planning and adaption strategies to address flooding challenges in the Nation’s Oldest City. She received the 2017 Quality of Life Award from the Northeast Florida Regional Council for her advocacy on sea level rise threats.
The daughter of a Navy captain, her childhood was spent in many states and overseas, and her career also kept her on the move. After moving to St. Augustine in 2009 she became an active citizen, using her business skills to help her fellow citizens be better informed on City decisions. And as a citizen activist, she worked to have Riberia Pointe become Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park. This involvement led her to her first run for political office, where her grassroots effort led to the defeat of a four-term incumbent.
Nancy says that her best work ever has been her two children. Her son, Sean, whose work as an MD. PhD. has him leading global drug trials, lives in California with his wife and two children. Virginia is home to daughter Jenn, a marine biologist, and her husband. And they all love to visit St. Augustine.
And for fun, she loves to dance to the many great bands in Saint Augustine and she has been known to play the washboard with a few of them.