Multimedia Communications Strategist
Carson Shipley joined the Cardinals Communications staff in 2016 as a Communications Specialist. Carson works directly with internal departments to devise and implement effective communications strategies in relation to the business efforts of the club, prepare press material in advance of homestands to assist national and local media and coordinate fan engagement activities on the club's various social media sights.
Prior to joining the Cardinals full-time, Carson served as the club's Media Runner Supervisor for the better part of ten years. In that capacity, Carson was responsible for overseeing the assistance of the organization's Communications and Stadium Operations staff with various game-day tasks related to press box preparation, credentialing, in-stadium All-Star balloting and VIP field visits.
During his ten seasons, Carson has worked in seven playoffs, three World Series, four League Championship Series and 38 total home playoffs games. He worked the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis as well. Carson also accompanied the team to their Spring Training site in Jupiter, FL in 2007 as a Media Relations intern where he experienced composing press releases, gamenotes and other game day materials while handling media access and interview requests.
Carson joins the Cardinals full-time after spending the past four years as an Associate Attorney with Bick & Kistner PC in Clayton, MO where he handled a variety of litigation work on wide-ranging matters related to Civil Litigation, Government Practice, Landlord-Tenant and Administrative Law. He was also in charge of managing the firm's day-to-day operations, finances and client billings. Carson remains a licensed attorney and received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law.
Carson holds a M.S. in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University and a B.S. in Sports Management with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at Illinois, Carson worked for four years as a student manager with the men's basketball program under coach Bruce Weber. During that time, Illinois won two outright Big Ten Conference championships and advanced to the 2005 NCAA Division I National Championship game in St. Louis. In 2014, Sports Illustrated named the 2005 Illinois team as the best team ever not to win a title.