Director of Public RelationsDepartment: Corporate Communications
Jim Shamp writes and edits news and other Web copy, brochures and other internal and external Biotechnology Center materials, and supports the Corporate Communications unit’s marketing and media relations activities.
Shamp joined the Biotechnology Center in 2005, after more than eight years as science and health reporter for the Durham Herald-Sun. He brought to NCBiotech nearly four decades of professional experience in writing, editing, marketing and advertising. This includes some 18 years of newspaper, broadcast, wire service and Web journalism in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and North Carolina as well as a decade of public-relations activity at major global pharmaceutical companies' headquarters in Michigan and North Carolina. He has also started or been involved in establishing several entrepreneurial ventures.
He participates in a variety of professional, community-service and educational boards and committees, including the National Association of Science Writers.
Shamp holds a B.S. degree in communications from Manchester (Ind.) College (now Manchester University).