David Shipp has joined the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau team as marketing consultant. Shipp hails from upstate New York; however, he has ties to Missouri as his grandparents are from St. Charles. In 1992 Shipp entered the Police Academy and subsequently held positions at several police agencies before finishing his law enforcement career at the Lake Ozark Police Department. He went on to a management position at Hy-Vee Osage Beach before moving back to New York to be closer to his mother. Since moving back to the Lake in 2015, he has been immersed in the tourism side of our economy, working for both Celebration Cruises and Seven Springs Winery.