About

Nancy Shawver is the founder and principal of Nancy Shawver Consulting, a firm providing integrated communications solutions, writing and editing for traditional and digital media.

Nancy is an experienced journalist, with more than 15 years experience as a writer, editor and leader in newspaper, newsweekly and magazine management. She is a pioneer in online and digital media, and as the vice president of electronic media for The Kansas City Star, developed early online services, web sites, and integrated digital media/print services.

As a reporter, she specialized in health care, science, technology and business reporting. As an editor with American City Business Journals and The Star, she directed teams covering research, technology, public affairs,  education and government agencies. She has a degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and continuing education credits from Simmons College, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She also worked for 13 years with Sprint Corp., leading a variety of initiatives to deliver transformational change to the organization, its processes and culture. In her many roles, from director to assistant vice president, she was seen as an agent of change and used her strong communications skills to deliver results. As director of corporate communications for MRIGlobal from 2011 to 2014, she led internal and external communications, including translating scientific and technical information, organizing events, developing new websites and launching the organization’s social media.

Nancy serves as a member of the marketing committee for Science Pioneers, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing STEM education in the Greater Kansas City area. She previously served as a member of the corporate advisory board of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering (2004-2008), and a member of the executive board and advisory board of the Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Kansas, (2001-2007).

She is a member of the Kansas City chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and currently serves on its Board of Directors as vice president of communications. She also was a member of its Board of Directors in 2011 and 2012 (Chapter of the Year). She was a member of the subcommittee responsible for the 2014 Quills awards event.

She also is a member of the Plaza Rotary Club, and a member of its board of directors in 2011, 2013 and 2014;  she is currently co-chair of the club’s Public Relations Committee. She is a former Ambassador of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and participates in a support group for people who have siblings with Down Syndrome.

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