Mary Scott Nabers is President/CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI), a unique public affairs firm that specializes in procurement consulting, market research, government affairs, knowledge transfer and public-private partnerships (P3s). Mary is also a co-founder of the Gemini Global Group (G3) and she works with national and international clients on business development, P3s and other types of government objectives.
A recognized expert regarding P3s, Mary is the author of Collaboration Nation – How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government. Her book explores this growing trend and describes how government officials are reaching out to private enterprise for innovative ideas as a result of revenue shortfalls.
Because of her vast experience in both the public and private sectors and her recent book, Mary is often a Keynote Speaker at industry conferences as well as at public sector conferences. She is active on the professional speaking circuit and writes for many publications on a regular basis. Her articles have been published by media outlets including Forbes, CNBC. com, CEO-Read, Change This, Politico, Smart & Resilient Cities, Onvia and many others. She is a regular contributor to business journals and writes for blogs on the company sites as her own website: www.maryscottnabers.com.
Mary has an extensive business background in both the public and private sectors. From 1984-1992, she served as the Commissioner representing Business at the Texas Employment Commission. In that position, she was a high-profile, proactive business advocate who founded The Texas Business Council. In 1993, Commissioner Nabers moved to the Texas Railroad Commission, which at the time regulated approximately $65 billion of the state’s economy annually. She was active on both the state and federal levels and represented Texas on numerous national boards.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard Payne University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She is heavily involved with groups at the University of Texas in Austin and is a mentor for the Forty Acres Scholars. She is also a Partner and Mentor at the Capital Factory an incubator for high tech start-up companies.