Gary S. Shaffer

President, Treasurer
(757) 321-3725

Meet Gary

Gary has been with Heritage Wealth Management Group since inception in 2004. He was instrumental in HWMG migrating successfully from the brokerage to the advisory world.  In 2018 he was elected President after serving several years as a Vice President.

A native of Pennsylvania, he graduated from Penn State University, where he played football on Coach Joe Paterno’s first team.  After college, he served as a Supply Corps officer in the US Navy and following active duty began his professional life in the restaurant, food service and hospitality arena.  First, as Food Service Director for the US Naval Academy, and then a ten year  entrepreneurial period of two restaurants and a deli in the Annapolis, Md area.  As the National Sales Director for Host Marriott he was intimately involved in successfully negotiating the deal giving Host Marriott the franchise for all rest stops along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Upon completion of his hospitality career, Gary relocated to Virginia Beach

He has three grown children in the area, and enjoys time with his six grandchildren. In serving the community, he finds time to run “The Victors,” a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, partnering with the City of Norfolk to provide a summer baseball program to mentor, coach, and love deserving children who can benefit from the experience.

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