Dr. James W. Shaver
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. He was elected WoodmenLife’s first Lead Independent Director in 2013, a position he held until 2018. He currently serves as Chair of the Governance Committee and serves on the Fraternal Committee. He formerly served on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Fraternal Working Group, and on the Board of Directors of WFS Holdings, Inc.
Dr. Shaver served the North Carolina Jurisdiction as President from 1999-2001. He served as a Youth Leader in Mt. Olive, NC, and on the staff of the East NC Fraternal Corporation. He served on the National Legislative Committee, National Judiciary Committee, 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.
Dr. Shaver earned a Bachelor of Science Degree 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.
He and his wife, Stephanie, attend First Reformed Church of Landis.
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