John Shipman

Year inducted: 2016
Primary patrol: Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts

John WShipman joined the Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol in 1986 and in just two years was selected to the Eastern Division 50th Anniversary Planning Committee. He served the Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island Region as Awards advisor, Senior training coordinator, Senior OEC and S&T trainer/evaluator, region administrator, and region director. John then served the Eastern Division as division director from 2010-16. While division director, he served on several national committees, including the Governance, Finance, Education, and Nominations committees.

John received National Appointment Number 8174 in 1996; Yellow Merit Stars in 1988, 1998, and 2003; and a Distinguished Service Award in 2001.

During his tenure as division director, he not only demonstrated strong leadership at the division level, but also at the national level. His service on national committees and his interface with board members and division directors had a significant impact on the direction of the National Ski Patrol.