Over his long and dedicated career with the Chamber, Jim has overseen the organization’s accounting operations, guided strategic financial decisions, and greatly contributed to the health and strength of the Chamber. His leadership and steadfast guidance to the Chamber staff over his long career has impacted hundreds of employees and helped make the organization a strong and welcoming place for all. Whether interacting with Jim in personal or group meetings, at Chamber events, or out in the community, his always friendly demeaner and willingness to help in any way will be greatly missed.
A statement from Jim:
I was originally interested in the Controller job at the Raleigh Chamber because I loved Raleigh, and I wanted to use my accounting expertise to help Raleigh become the best city it could be. 24 years later, this city has developed into one of the greatest places in the world to live, work and play, and I hope that my position, in a small way, has helped in this development.
I want to thank all the talented employees I have worked with over the years and the leadership of the Chamber, staff, and volunteers that have trusted me to manage and develop financial processes and procedures that have resulted in a Chamber that is financially strong.
I will miss this job and all the various events and activities that come with working for the Chamber, but now I move on to the next chapter of my life.
A statement from Adrienne Cole, President and CEO of the Raleigh Chamber:
Jim’s steady leadership and financial guidance has been critical to the Chamber’s success for over two decades. His commitment to the Raleigh Chamber’s mission, our members, and our staff has been exemplary. Simply put, none of us could have asked for a more dedicated professional to have on our team. We are all going to miss Jim and wish him and his family the very best in his retirement.
Jim will continue with the Chamber through the end of this fiscal year on September 30, and will help ensure a smooth transition by guiding his successor following their selection. The search for Jim’s successor will be handled by Greene Resources Powered by Array. The link to the job posting can be found below.