As the President and Managing Director of Marsh & McLennan Agency Alaska, Jim is responsible for the office's Property and Casualty and Employee Benefits divisions. Jim's career in the industry spans 35 years, offering insurance expertise for the businesses of Alaska's diverse assets. Jim has played a critical role in growing MMA Anchorage over the past seven years. The office has added 21 new associates and experienced 47% growth during his leadership.
In addition to new business development, Jim is responsible for assessing regional economic trends, collaborating with MMA's Western sister companies and maintaining strong client, industry and carrier relationships. He also manages a commercial book of business that includes regional native corporations, local, national and overseas construction operations, large commercial and residential property developers, auto dealerships and hospitality corporations.
Jim graduated from Western State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Soon after, he attended the College of Insurance (now St. Johns University) in Los Angeles, California where he began his career as an underwriter. With a solid start in insurance, he returned to his home in Alaska where he has worked on behalf of his clients for the last 34 years.
Active in his community, Jim is past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Boys & Girls Clubs and Board of Directors, Anchorage Downtown Partnership.