Alex A. “Bo” Shafer, Jr.

Chairman of the Board


Bo was born in Knoxville to Alex A. & Evelyn Shafer in 1937. Bo attended the University of Tennessee from 1955 to 1960 where he played football for the Volunteers. He graduated in 1960 with a degree in Business Administration.

As the second generation, Bo became President / Owner of Shafer Insurance Agency in 1960. Bo is the Chairman of the Board for Shafer Insurance® and works with many of the non-profit organizations in the community including the Salvation Army and United Way.

Bo served as the International President of Kiwanis and the Chairman of the 2008 East Tennessee Franklin Graham Festival.