John Shelby serves the Missouri Immunization Coalition as a Communications Specialist. As an accomplished communicator, John works closely with the MIC’s Communications Director to coordinate communications efforts with executives and other stakeholders.

Before joining the Missouri Immunization Coalition, John worked as a journalist for 23 years. He managed and led newsrooms from Washington State to New York State. John has successfully completed the Poynter Institutes Leadership for TV and Radio News Directors program. A program designed to challenge, mentor and develop newsroom leaders. The Poynter Institute is recognized as a “global leader in journalism.”

Subsequently, John worked as a communications director and legislative aide in the Missouri Senate. Most recently, he served as an adjunct professor at State Fair Community College, where he teaches public speaking.

“My goal is to connect all Missourians with vital information as it pertains to public health within our state,” said John Shelby, MIC Communications Specialist.

John graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. He also holds a Master of Arts in Communications Management from Webster University.