Mary Scott Nabers
Mary is President/CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI), a business development/public affairs firm that specializes in procurement consulting, market research, government affairs, knowledge transfer and public-private partnerships (P3s).
A recognized expert regarding P3s, Mary is the author of Collaboration Nation – How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government and Inside the Infrastructure Revolution – A Roadmap for Rebuilding America.
Mary writes for many publications and blogs weekly. Her articles have been published by media outlets including Forbes, CNBC.com, CEO-Read, Change This, The Hill, Water on Line, World Highways, Bloomberg Government, Airport World, Politico, Smart & Resilient Cities, Infrastructure USA, Water Online, Construction USA, Renewable Energy World, Construction Today, P3 Bulletin, P3 World, ICMA, American Infrastructure, Born To Invest, Onvia and many others. She is a regular contributor to business journals and SPI publishes two newsletters each week that carry her columns website. Mary has an extensive business background in both the public and private sectors. 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.
Later, 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 and a Master of Business Administration. She is active with numerous University of Texas groups, serving on the UT Exes Council, the Chancellor’s Executive Committee and the President’s Advisory Council. She is the current President of The Headliners Club and is a Mentor for the University of Texas’s Forty Acres Scholars. Additionally, Mary is a Partner and Mentor at the Capital Factory, an incubator for high tech start-up companies.
Delegate, Emerging Leaders World Conference · Spirit of Texas Award · Leadership America · Leadership Texas · World Congress on Information Technology.
PAST AND PRESENT BOARD MEMBERSHIPS National Council for Public-Private Partnerships · National Petroleum Council · Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission · Long Center for the Performing Arts · Advisory Board, San Antonio Spurs · Chair, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce ∙ Texas Association of Business and St David’s Healthcare Foundation.