Mike Shew

Senior Business Advisor | Office of Career and Professional Education | 850.377.0716 | mshew@uwf.edu

Mike Shew is the Senior Business Advisor at the UWF Office of Career and Professional Education, supporting FloridaMakes.com manufacturing clients. Mike is working with the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council to support manufacturers in Florida's Panhandle. He has over 25 years of management experience and is proficient in linking operational and financial management activities to mission, strategy, and tactical planning. His background includes the State Manufacturing Extension Partner (MEP) in Missouri, education/risk/financial management, business consulting/retention, economic/workforce solutions, marketing/strategic planning, public relations, and project and leadership development.

Some of Mike’s Client Successes in Missouri include a distinguished group of manufacturers: Labconco, AJ Manufacturing, Livers Bronze, Gray Manufacturing Company, Central Plains Cement Company, DIT-MCO International, Mobile Hydraulics Equipment Company, and Hanna Rubber Company.

Mike is a Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA). He has completed all master-level courses and a research/thesis paper for the Northwest State Missouri University MBA program. Subsequently, he was the Campus Director/President for Wright Career College in Kansas City, KS.

Before working to support FloridaMakes, Mike worked with Missouri Incutech Foundation d/b/a Missouri Enterprise, University of Missouri – Kansas City’s KCSourceLink, MCC-BTC Community College. Mike’s time with Missouri Enterprise gave him valuable insight into the heart of manufacturing, which he now shares with Florida manufacturing clients and colleagues.