Portrait of Dr. James W. Shaver

Dr. James W. Shaver

National Director

Landis, NC

Dr. James Shaver was elected to the National Board of Directors of WoodmenLife in 2006. He is a lifelong member of WoodmenLife and is a member of Chapter 111 in Landis, NC. Dr. Shaver was elected WoodmenLife’s first Lead Independent Director in 2013, a position he held until 2018. He is currently Chairman of the Governance Committee and serves on the Fraternal Committee. Dr. Shaver formerly served on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Fraternal Working Group, and Board of Directors of WFS Holdings, Inc.

He was President of the North Carolina Jurisdiction from 1999 to 2001. Additionally, Dr. Shaver was a Youth Leader in Mt. Olive, NC, and a staff member of the East NC Fraternal Corporation. He also contributed to the National Legislative Committee, National Judiciary Committee, and National Convention Executive Officers Reports Committee, and chaired the National Convention Resolutions Committee.

Dr. Shaver has received the Mr. Woodman Award, Fraternal Spirit Award and WoodmenLife Meritorious Service Award. He holds the following LOMA designations: ACS (Associate, Customer Service Life Insurance), ALMI (Associate, Life Management Institute) and FLMI, Level 1 (Fellow, Life Management Institute, Level 1, Insurance Fundamentals).

An optometrist, artist and magician, Dr. Shaver earned a Bachelor of ScienceDegree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, and a Doctor of Optometry from The University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, TX. He owns a private optometry practice in Landis, NC.

Dr. Shaver and his wife, Stephanie, attend First Reformed Church of Landis.

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