Jim moved to Windsor twenty-five years ago, when he enthusiastically accepted the opportunity of a company transfer, and settled in Ward 10 as his home. He has been a bank manager for over 30 years, most recently employed by National Bank of Canada. During his career, he earned the designation of Personal Financial Planner with the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Throughout the years he has represented his financial institutions in the community by serving on various donations committees.
Born and raised in Northern Ontario, in a little mining town called Wawa, Jim chose to go to St. Clair College, and completed a 3-year diploma in Business Administration. While there, he was elected to the Student Athletic Association, in charge of intra-mural sports. He also skipped the Varsity Curling Team to an OCAA Championship.
Jim has extensive experience and involvement with charitable organizations. He was the president of a start-up Rotary Club in Strathroy Ontario, which was the first inclusive club to charter men and women together.
He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Easter Seals Society, and this year had the privilege of taking on the role of Chairperson of the 2018 Easter Seals Telethon, held on March 25. For the past two years, he has been involved in a learn-to-skate program, mostly comprised of newcomers to Canada, held at Charles Clark Square on Saturday mornings through the winter.
His personal interests include playing hockey and golf, and avidly following professional sports. Unfortunately, he's a die-hard fan of both the Detroit Lions and Toronto Maple Leafs. He has been married for over 37 years to his wife Kathy, and has three grown children: Stacey, Brittany and Tom.