James Chippendale

James Chippendale is founder and CEO of CSI Entertainment Insurance, one of the largest entertainment and sports insurance brokers in the country. James has become a national figure as a leukemia spokesperson and survivor, and co-founder of his rock n’ roll charity Love Hope Strength Foundation. James has made over 350 media appearances, including ABC, Fox News, CNN, USA TODAY, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Good Morning America, American Way, The New York Times, and The Howard Stern Radio and TV shows. In addition, he hosts a lifestyle television segment called “Last Call with James Chippendale” that airs in Dallas on Sunday nights during the sports show “Out of Bounds” on NBC. The segment showcases an athlete, musician or celebrity’s favorite place to eat, drink, dance, play or hang with friends and family.

CSI has covered some of the world’s top events, festivals and entertainers such as Barack Obama’s Inauguration in Washington DC and Victory Party in Chicago, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits Music Festival in addition to large-scale concerts featuring Gwen Stefani, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ludacris, George Strait, and Coldplay. The company has also provided risk management for some of the world’s top athletes including Lance Armstrong and the Discovery Channel Cycling Team.

In March of 2000 James was diagnosed with very aggressive form of Leukemia and given a 50% chance of survival and only through a generous bone marrow transplant from a German donor from a tiny village outside Berlin was James able to successfully beat his cancer. Inspired by his battle, James launched the Love Hope Strength Foundation in 2006 with co-founder and cancer survior Mike Peters of The Alarm, they are providing critical funding and awareness for cancer centers worldwide. The mission is to save lives, right now, with the advances that have already been made in cancer care. Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF) is an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to providing support for cancer centers and inspiration to those affected throughout the world. With chapters in the Unites States, United Kingdom, South America, Africa and Australia, the Love Hope Strength Foundation is now one of the fastest growing cancer foundations in the world. They are traveling the globe to remote venues such as the base camp of Everest, the top of The Empire State Building, the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, and Mount Kilimanjaro with many more to come, reaching out through the universal language of music to purchase life saving equipment, spread awareness, promote early detection, and register people to the international marrow database. Joining the LHSF Army in the battle against cancer are musicians from every corner of the globe. High school bands and Nepalese folk singers, to legends in rock n’ roll such as members of The Cult, The Stray Cats, Gin Blossoms, Chuck Berry, The Fixx, Tokyo Police Club, Squeeze, Candlebox, Seether, Smithereens, Dick Dale, Everclear and hundreds more have done their part to help spread the word through music. www.lovehopestrength.org


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Dallas insurance broker James Chippendale had Obama inauguration covered – 1/24/09

Editorial: Life-Saving Gift – 11/12/09

Dallas cancer survivor starts charity with singer from a popular ’80s band – 9/17/08

Rock star insurer issues policies for events – 6/08/08

Concerts on mountains and skyscrapers raise cancer funds – 6/07/08

A World Away, Finding a Lifeline and a Friend

Deep in the Hollow: James Chippendale

Preparing For The Worst – 9/15/08

James Chippendale | Cofounder of Love Hope Strength Foundation, President of CSI Entertainment Insurance – 12/07

Zwei “Blutsbrüder” und die Knochenmarkspende – 2/02/09

Blutsbrüder – 1/25/09

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Last Call with James Chippendale – NBC5

Last Call with James Chippendale and Marty Turco – NBC5

Last Call with James Chippendale and Dave Wakeling – NBC5

Last Call with James Chippendale and Fastball – NBC5

Last Call with James Chippendale and Luis Yanez – NBC5

Everest Rocks Documentary with Gary Cogill – WFAA 8

Affordable Hiking Getaways on Fox 4

James Chippendale survives cance and starts foundation – WB33


Clubs Weigh R.I. Fire Fallout 3/8/2003

Nightclub Tragedies to Worsen Already Volatile Marketplace 4/21/2003

Fraud Roundup 10/9/2006

Backstage: Risk Management Planning for one of the Nation’s Largest Festivals 6/19/2006

Drinking the Bills Away 7/5/2006

The Price of Risk 10/1/2005

Are You Covered? 12/1/2004

Got Insurance? 1/1/2005

How to Buy Event Insurance 9/12/2005

Billboard R&B Music Conference 8/3/2005

Fear Factor: Concert insurance in the 21st Century 2/3/2005

Security Blankets 10/4/2004

Hip Hop Uncovered: The acts of violence and bad press have finally taken a toll on hip-hop and rap concerts 2003

Making the Trip: The Price of Touring 4/27/2002

Clubs Weigh R.I. Fire Fallout 3/8/2003

Now Everest poised to become king of showbiz

Good News Broadcast Transcript 8/29/2007

Oregon Scientific press release

A Snare Drum for Slim Jim

Everest Rocks with a LIVE Concert and Generates Support for LOVE HOPE STRENGTH Foundation— and YOU Can Too!

Highest ever Rock Concert 10/28/07

Concert on Mount Everest

Love Hope Strength Foundation’s ‘Everest Rocks’: Elite Mountaineers, Musicians, Cancer Survivors Trek to Basecamp for First Ever Concert on Mount E

Alarm star ready to rock Everest

Now Everest to become king of showbiz

Mt. Everest site of record-breaking cancer concert

Russian News

‘Rock Against Cancer’ wants to do a charity concert in the ruins of Machu Picchu

Rock tall against cancer

C I Host Sponsors Ryan Gibson Foundation Golf Tournament

Dallas rock star insurer issues policies for events

James Chippendale

Deep in the Hollow: James Chippendale


St Edwards University Events Management Class

International Entertainment Buyers Associations
Nashville TN

Pollstar CIC
February 3, 2005
Los Angles, California
Insurance Roundtable

Billboard Touring Conference
November 8-9, 2006
Roosevelt, Hotel, New York

Billboard Hip Hop Conference – Panelist
August 3, 2005
Atlanta, Georgia

Event Pro Forum
February 17-20
Dallas, Texas

Texas Bar Entertainment Law Conference
October 08 Austin Texas

University of Texas – School of Music
April 2 2009
Austin, Texas


Ryan Gibson Foundation
Leukemia Research Foundation Annual Fundraiser
Little Rock AR
Dallas Texas

DKMS Bone Marrow Foundation
Comedy Club Event
New York City

Shelton School
Hero’s Day
April 1, 2008
Dallas Texas

PRESS PHOTOS (high resolution)

James Chippendale in front of Mt. Everest
Photo credit: Jake Norton / Mountain World Photography
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Celebration of highest gig in the world.
James Chippendale with Mike Peters and the Everest Rocks trekkers.
Photo credit: Jake Norton / Mountain World Photography
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James Chippendale with Everest Rocks musicians.
L to R: Jamie West-Oram (The Fixx), Cy Curnin (The Fixx), Mike Peters (The Alarm), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Nick Harper, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), James Chippendale.
Photo credit: Jake Norton / Mountain World Photography
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James Chippendale with Empire Rocks musicians.
L to R: Dave Wakeling (English Beat), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), James Chippendale, Mike Peters (The Alarm), Billy Duffy (The Cult).
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