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Valerie Shaw

Executive Vice President and Regional Retail Director for Central Missouri, Commerce Bank

MBA '03

Valerie Shaw

"I really enjoyed my William Woods experience."

Valerie Shaw is executive vice president and retail director for the Central Missouri region of Commerce Bank. In her position, she is responsible for directing product roll-outs and implementing customer service and sales programs, small business banking, group operations, and the region’s real estate lending. Valerie manages the region’s $111.2 million dollar loan portfolio and $383.2 million in deposits.

Since 1980 when she joined Commerce, Valerie worked her way up from a teller to her current position, which she assumed in 2005. Among other distinguished awards, in 2010 Valerie received the Professional Excellence Award from the Columbia Daily Tribune during their Women in Business Awards Luncheon.

While working full time, she earned her bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Stephens College and her MBA from William Woods University.

Applying her leadership skills in the community, Valerie is a board member in the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, a member of Eastern Star, Kiwanis, Columbia Branch NAACP, NAACP MO State Conference of Branches, United Way Campaign, and trustee at Second Missionary Baptist Church, among many other things.

Valerie enjoys reading. She is the mother of two sons, grandmother of five, and great grandmother of one granddaughter.