Mr. Shafer was employed at Pfizer for over 30 years and was Vice-president of Public Affairs and Government Relations of the corporation when he retired in 1996. As a representative of Pfizer, he lobbied the United States. Congress and the governments of other countries where Pfizer had subsidiary corporations.
Mr. Shafer has also been the Chairman of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut. The director or member of the board of a number of mutual fund corporations. And a member of the Board of Regents of Saint John"s University.