Jim grew up in Marshalltown, graduating from Marshalltown
High School. He attended Iowa State
University and graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Administration. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force within the
Strategic Air Command as a maintenance officer.
Since then, Jim has held operational and administrative management
positions with several companies in both public and privately held firms. Jim enjoys golfing, watching Iowa State
athletics and spending time with his family.
Jim is married to Toni and they have five children and eight grandchildren.