Hall of Achievement – 2009
Keith Shipman, a 1983 alumnus, was named President & Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Broadcasting Group, LLC in 2003. He co-founded the company in 1999, and helped create a stable of 12 radio stations and a minor league baseball team in Oregon and Idaho. Two of Horizon Broadcasting Group’s stations have been honored as Oregon Radio Station of the Year, recognized by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters for their extraordinary community involvement.
He began his commercial broadcasting career in high school as an on-air personality at KPUG-AM (Bellingham, WA) in 1978. Upon graduating from Washington State University in 1983, he embarked on a 17-year stint in Seattle broadcasting, 13 of which were spent with KCPQ (Fox) Television as its Sports and Public Affairs Director. While at KCPQ-TV he was responsible for sports programming and creating and managing several outreach programs that developed new business opportunities and provided a foundation of community involvement. During his tenure at KCPQ-TV he was awarded three regional Emmy Awards, and was selected Sportscaster of the Year in Washington state on three occasions. He also worked for KOMO-AM (Seattle), KIRO-AM (Seattle) and helped launch the Pacific Northwest’s first all-sports radio station, KJR-AM (Seattle) in 1991.
Shipman served on the board of directors for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for five years, and presently serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Murrow College of Communication at his alma mater, Washington State University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon, the Deschutes Children’s Foundation, the Education Foundation for Bend-LaPine Schools, and the Bend-Mt. Bachelor Rotary. He is past chair of the Board of Governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Deschutes United Way.
Tricia Raikes, a 1978 alumnus, has had a successful career in marketing communications. She held positions with Chiat Day Advertising in Seattle and Grey Advertising in their New York City headquarters. From 1981-1986, Tricia built the creative services organization for Microsoft Corporation. As director of creative services, she provided key leadership to a young, growing company and established a high level of quality and excellence in marketing communications. She also co-founded Marketing Partners to provide marketing services to the high tech industry.
As President of the Raikes Foundation, Tricia is an active community service leader with a focus on youth development and education. Tricia is a long-time supporter of United Way of King County where she most recently served as co-chair of the 2006-07 United Way of King County Campaign. Her leadership in higher education includes service on the Board of Directors of the College Success Foundation, and past trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation and the Washington State University Foundation.
Tricia has been recognized as one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Women of Influence.
Tom Hunt has practiced public relations in the Portland-Vancouver area since 1983 when he joined Tony Bacon to form Bacon & Hunt Public Relations in Oregon. Over the years he has served corporate, association and education clients in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, including Westinghouse, U.S. Department of Energy, BP Exploration, BHP Steel, Battelle, Columbia Sportswear, Adidas Golf, S.E.H. America and Clark College. His practice has involved providing media relations, issues and campaign management as well as strategic planning, crisis communication, public involvement and public affairs.
Prior to 1983 Hunt served for three years as director of public affairs and information for the Washington Public Power Supply System where he directed all internal and external communications as well as government affairs. He spent the ten years prior in Washington, D.C. working as press secretary to Congressman Mike McCormack (D-WA) and media and public affairs manager for the Atomic Industrial Forum, a nuclear power trade association. Hunt began his career in eastern Washington radio and television as a news anchor for the Cascade Broadcasting Corporation in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.
A graduate of Washington State University, Hunt is a past chair and member of the professional advisory board to WSU’s Murrow School of Communication. He is also a member of the WSU Foundation, a President’s Associate, a board member of the Clark County Historical Society, a past board member of Leadership Clark County, the Oregon Professional Services Council and is active as a member of the Vancouver Rotary.
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