Shawna Vercher is, above all else, a fearless advocate for speaking truth to power. Shawna is an author of the book "A Fearless Voice: How a National Scandal Made Me an Advocate for Building a Better America". Shawna's book takes an honest and heartbreaking look at our broken justice and law enforcement systems, and how we can work together to improve them.
Shawna travels around the country as a motivational speaker and media strategist.
Shawna has served as a technology adviser to Governor Jeb Bush, on the national Presidential Campaign for Barack Obama and as an industry-leading media consultant for the country's most notable brands and public figures. Additionally, Shawna has worked as a columnist for the Huffington Post and the political correspondent for over 275 radio and television stations including ABC, CBS and FOX. She has been syndicated in over three thousand publications including the Wall Street Journal.
Media contacts and experience from her political consulting propelled Shawna into the national spotlight and enabled her to work with prestigious businesses and public figures throughout the country and for her to be named as a media pioneer.
She is founder and a senior partner in Second Line Consulting, a tech and communications firm working to bring the best version of their clients forward for the world to see.
Shawna's passion is motivating people to mobilize for positive change.
To know Shawna is to know that she:
* Has an amazing daughter, who is ten going on forty.
* Was born in Texas and considers herself both a Texan and a Floridian.
* Went to Florida State University and is an avid Seminole football fan.
* Loves to laugh, usually loudly.
Additional Honors & Awards Honored by Global WE
Media as one of the "Game Changers for Purpose and Social Impact"
Recipient of the UK Press Gazette Citizen Journalism Award
Featured in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Gulf Coast Business Review, Bay Area Business Magazine and Maddux Business Report
Appeared on the television quiz show, “The Exxon Scholastic Challenge”
Honored as one of the Business Journal's "Media Business Women of the Year"
Recognized as a "Friend to the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce"
Recipient of the Intl Academy of the Visual Arts "Davey Award"
Champion of the game show "Supermarket Sweep"
National Football League 2009 Super Bowl Planning Committee
Played the role of Shelby in the 2010 fundraising performance of "Steel Magnolias"
Selected as a special event Rice University Saxophonist
Received Best Supporting Actress Award for the U.S. premiere of “A Jovial Crew”
Received The American Enterprise Speech Award from NASA
Former candidate for FSU Student Body President