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Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw Automotive

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In 1968, Mike Shaw graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree While there, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, a Distinguished Military Student and was first recognized for his leadership abilities.

He applied his skills to a lifetime of leadership in business and community service. His appreciation of the importance of a great education drove him to support many service projects that helped youth, especially the disadvantaged, to get an education.

Mike is a self-made entrepreneur, who began working in the automobile business while attending graduate school. In Denver, he made his mark for selfless service and brought those same values to the various communities where he had dealerships.

As a result of his involvement, Mike received many awards from groups, including The Boy Scouts of America, the Latin American Education Foundation and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

As a business leader with high standards of personal integrity and respect for his employees, he has a lengthy list of honors, including the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Business Man of the Year, and the first minority auto dealer to be awarded the nationally acclaimed TIME Dealer of the Year award in 2012.

Mike has contributed financial and leadership support to community service organizations throughout his life. The Adams County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Board, Kempe Children’s Foundation, Girl Scouts, the El Pomar Foundation and the National Jewish Medical and Research Center are but a few that have benefitted from his involvement.

He currently owns and operates two dealerships, Toyota and Kia in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has served on a variety of automobile organizations, such as the national advisory boards for the Toyota Dealers Council, General Motors, Chevrolet, GMAC and SAAB. He also is a member of the Economic Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank.

Married to Nancy for 52 years, they have three children and three grandchildren.

Mike Shaw
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