WASHINGTON: Gregory Shipe, a financial analyst in the Washington, DC, office of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, was shot and killed September 17 while walking his dog on a residential street in DC.
Police say they have no motive or suspect in the slaying. Shipe, 34, had worked at Ogilvy since February.
"Greg was just a unique and lovely person," said Robert Mathias, MD of Ogilvy's Washington office. "Because he was in the finance department, he touched virtually everyone in the office."
Residents of DC's Mount Pleasant neighborhood, where Shipe was killed, organized a candlelight vigil last Tuesday night in his honor. "I said at the candlelight vigil that I've only known Greg since February but it seems like so much longer," Mathias said. "He was just a delight to have as a member of our team."
Shipe graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2004 with an MBA in finance. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky. Prior to earning his MBA, he had worked in the Washington area as an analyst for Lockheed Martin and as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton.