For 20 years, Rick Shapley has served as President and Marketing Director at Cade & Associates Advertising, and is one of the founding partners of the agency. A 1985 graduate of Florida State University, Rick majored in Communication for Business, and spent the first seven years of his career in sales and administration with the IBM Corporation.
While at Florida State, Rick ventured into ceramic art for his first two years, but realized more career opportunities were possible if he combined his art and design skills with his outgoing personality. Rick currently focuses his efforts on new business development for Cade & Associates, and is also the primary force in developing comprehensive market plans and strategy direction for Cade’s larger clients. In addition, Rick oversees the administration, finance and accounting of the company. His varied background and unique combination of business, creative, and pragmatic common sense management skills provide Cade & Associates clients with an outstanding leader to help meet their goals and objectives.
Rick is involved in a variety of community activities in Tallahassee and serves on the Board of Directors at the Community Foundation of North Florida, is the past President and current board member for the Maclay Football Boosters, has served on the Tree House Children’s Home board, and also spearheads a variety of pro bono projects Cade & Associates donates to other worthwhile community organizations. Rick is married to Michele Shapley, and has 2 children, Michael and Marie. Rick is an avid golfer, and enjoys saltwater fishing in the beautiful waters of north Florida. Rick is also a devoted Florida State fan, Booster, and supporter and attends all home football and basketball games with his family and friends.
“We take great pride in our creative talents, and our great accomplishments here at Cade & Associates over the last 20 years. More importantly, I hope we have made a positive difference in the success of all the companies in the region that we have so diligently served. Our primary focus is ALWAYS on the client, and their success. If they succeed, then we’ll do well along the way too.” — Rick Shapley