Richard Shippee Communications works in an on-going strategic and operational consulting capacity to provide senior level corporate and marketing communications, public relations, event management, and publishing services to companies seeking to augment their own capabilities or to start-ups requiring an outsourcing solution.
About Richard Shippee
Richard Shippee is in his fourth decade of a career in corporate and marketing communications which has seen him direct sales staffs, publish consumer, technical, and trade magazines, manage enormous events and small conferences, direct the communications programs of three national engineering and computer associations, join the founding team of a Silicon Valley tech start-up, and play a senior role in the public relations and marketing communications functions of nationally known consulting and accounting firms including A.T. Kearney, Deloitte and EDS. From sales management and executive level strategic consulting to hands-on program execution, from management coaching to lead practice marketing, from media relations to guest lecturing, Richard has a wealth of experience and expertise.
A Manhattan resident, theater and music lover, fervent but struggling golfer, Richard's professional mantra has always been, “The answer is always ‘no’ unless you ask.”
Managed the marketing component of five post-merger integrations for EisnerAmper LLP, a Top 20 U.S. accounting firm.
Was a founding member and director of Corporate Communications for eBreviate, an EDS-funded software start-up that pioneered Internet-powered downward auctions for large scale corporate purchasing.
Launched the first marketing efforts for national consultancy A.T. Kearney on the west coast, and produced Art in the Office – a major installation of contemporary Asian art in the offices of the firm in San Francisco, and curated the display in conjunction with the Asian Art Museum.
Guest lecturer in Sales and in Public Relations in the business program at Manhattan College.
B.A., cum laude, Tufts University, History and Education
Diploma Program in Magazine Publishing, New York University
Kent School, Kent, CT
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Our national accounting firm doubled in size through a merger and the resulting combination included a new and complex marketing organization that required both rationalization and a development strategy. A key to this was the post-merger media program that Dick directed that involved a coordinated effort to select and train key expert spokespeople, develop media opportunities, direct outside agency activities, monitor and promote results internally. The company has also successfully added four additional firms under our corporate umbrella and Dick was an integral part of the PMI teams on each occasion.”
Michael MattiaPartner-in-Charge of Marketing, EisnerAmper LLP
“I relied on Dick’s skills in association marketing, content development and communications strategy which were critical in successfully reaching and influencing our audiences of both individual members and corporate sponsors. His efforts resulted in the creation of highly professional magazines and newsletters, conference materials and advertising copy. Our mission was to advance open systems computing and our communications were designed to reach the most senior leaders of the largest and most influential computer and software manufacturers in the nation. Dick’s efforts helped guide these communications and resulted in a loyal base of members, advertisers and exhibitors.”
Richard JarossPresident, UniForum Association