Cheryl L. Shavers currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Global Smarts, Inc. an advisory services and strategy firm.
In this role, Shavers consults small and established businesses as well as government agencies on managing growth opportunities and the innovative process. Between 1999 and 2001, Shavers served as the Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she oversaw the Office of Technology Policy and the Technology Administration.
Shavers also oversaw the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Technical Information Service and the Office of Space Commercialization. Shavers was one of the highest-ranking technologists in the Clinton Administration at the time.
Shavers holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry from Arizona State University and was awarded an honorary Master’s degree in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic State University.