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Michael Shaffer

Michael Shaffer is Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Economic Development for Augusta University and Health System. Mr. Shaffer oversees clinical outreach and economic development activities throughout Georgia, community and military relations, and AU Health's global partnerships with Beckman Coulter, Cerner and Philips.

Mr. Shaffer first joined Augusta University in 2012 as Vice President of Government Relations and Community Affairs and Chief Advocacy Officer. During his tenure, he has cultivated relationships with local, state, and federal leaders, and increased support for the university's research and clinical cancer facilities, medical residencies, correctional health care activities, and cybersecurity education.

Prior to his position with Augusta University, Mr. Shaffer was Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Nathan Deal and served as the top liaison to federal, state, and local officials. He also served as Governor Deal’s campaign consultant leading up to the 2010 election. Mr. Shaffer previously worked for the late U.S. Representative Charlie Norwood and U.S. Representative Paul Broun, both of Georgia.