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Bobbie Shay was born and raised in West St. Petersburg, daughter of Robert and Bonnie Lee.

Bobbie Shay Was raised on the principles of public service and community investment. Her father served as a St. Petersburg police over for 28 years while her mother worked as a mammographer for both Bayfront Health and Price Hoffman Stone.  She attended Azalea Elementary and Middle Schools and is a Boca Ciega High School Graduate. 

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A single mother, Bobbie Shay has a 20-year career representing various industries including a Fortune 500 utility group, women’s health groups, and service as Executive Director of two non-profit organizations.

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 Lee, a public affairs professional holds a MSW in Policy and Administration with more than 20 years of experience. During that time, she has represented various industries ranging from a Fortune 500 Florida utility group, various women’s health groups, and consumer protection as it relates to cause marketing at both the state and federal level. Bobbie Shay spent most of that time as a public and government affairs agent. She gained experience within the local, state, and national platforms, focused on reducing health disparities and opening access to resources for disenfranchised populations.

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A breast cancer survivor, Bobbie Shay went from the sidelines as an NFL cheerleader to taking on the league to ensure that dollars raised through pink ribbon programs were used for breast cancer research as promised. Much of her life has been spent working as a national spokesperson and breast cancer advocate.

Many of these projects have required skilled strategic planning, creative messaging, and effective community outreach. Unlike most community engagement professionals, Bobbie Shay has additional experience in tracking and analyzing legislative statutes or administrative rules. She believes that the combination of these experiences and her professional relationships make me an asset to any community.