For over sixteen years Jim has been the director of the local Brazos Valley Small Business Development Center (BV SBDC).

As a member of the national ASBDC association with over 1000 centers, the SBDC program is recognized as the most comprehensive small business assistance program in the country. The mission of the SBDC is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dreams, and assist existing businesses to grow and remain competitive in a complex marketplace. The BV SBDC offers a free and confidential advising service to over 300 business owners who are potential entrepreneurs each year.

Jim received his BA and MBA degrees from North Texas State University and prior to becoming Director of the BV SBDC served as the vice president and general manager of a beverage distribution company in the local area with over $6,000,000 in annual sales. Jim also served as an area sales representative for two Fortune 100 companies in the consumer products business.

From Seed Sumo:“Jim is a master of small business development and selflessly serves his community.”