Phillip Shipley serves as the Executive Director/Scout Executive for the Golden Spread Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which serves over 4,100 youth and 1,300 adults in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. Growing up in the Scouting program and being an Eagle Scout are motivators for his career choice. Phil is a class of 1994 graduate from Carson Newman College. Phil started his career in 1994 with Scouting in the Tuckabatchie Area Council, in Montgomery, Alabama as a District Executive, then Senior District Executive.In 1999, Phil was promoted to Field Director in the Chickasaw Council, in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2002, he was promoted to Director of Support/Chief Administrative Officer. In 2008, he was promoted to Director of Field Service/Chief Operation Officer, and in 2014, he was promoted to Director of Development/Chief Financial Officer.
Since August 1, 2015 he has been serving as the Scout Executive of the Golden Spread Council in Amarillo, Texas. He currently serves on the WT Enterprises Advisory Board and the Dove Creek Equine Rescue Board in Canyon, Texas. If Phil had to pick one thing to do as a hobby, it would be chasing fish with a fly rod.