Originally from Phoenix Arizona James has provided 25+ years of solutions for advertising and media revenue and brand development with experience both regionally, nationally, and internationally. Career began in commercial television production. Started media consulting company, Shipp Shape. Professional expertise ranges from strategy to media as a buyer, to award winning television production, print and digital advertising as a publisher of two online publications and management as a GM of a four-station radio group in Arizona. Worked with digital and traditional ad agencies in NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, and Phoenix.
Community interaction is a major component. Formerly on the advisory board for Ryan's House pediatric hospice. Formerly on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yavapai county, Prevent Child Abuse in Arizona, United Way and can be found evenings coaching high school football. Opened a branch of Shipp Media Group Toronto LTD. in 2020 as an off shoot of Shipp Shape Media in the US. The pandemic gave Shipp the opportunity to not just market a restaurant but own his second one that he could form into a staple in the community of Port Credit reminding him of an area he marketed in New Port Beach in the US. James looks forward to a long and successful term with the board as a team player and supporter of all businesses.