Mayor of St. Augustine
Nancy Shaver currently serves the people of St Augustine in her second term as Mayor. The daughter of a Navy captain, her childhood was spent in many states and overseas, and her career also kept her on the move.
Nancy’s business experience is both national and global and includes leading a Fortune 500 marketing organization. She began her working life as a teacher, then became a senior leader of a publicly traded technology startup. She most recently worked as Principal Consultant in the Strategy Practice of Experian, a global leader in information 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, and the Continuum of Care Board, which oversees agencies serving the homeless. Nancy also has shared her management guidance with non-profits and small businesses on a pro bono basis.
After moving to St. Augustine in 2009 she became an active citizen, using her business skills to help her fellow residents 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 to her first run for political office, where through a grass roots effort she defeated a four-term incumbent.
Nancy says that her best work 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. Charleston is home to daughter Jenn, a marine biologist, and her husband. And they all love to visit St. Augustine.