On January 1, 1997, Jim assumed the role of President and CEO of GE Johnson Construction Company, a commercial general contractor with annual sales volumes in excess of $400 million headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Before becoming President, Jim served as Vice President in which primary responsibilities included business development and the formation of the Special Projects Division. Jim was born in Wichita, Kansas, however, grew up in Colorado Springs. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science in 1984 from Kansas State University.
Jim is a current board member of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region Foundation Board; Wells Fargo Bank-Colorado Springs Community Board of Directors; Kansas State University Foundation Board of Trustees; Kansas State University College of Engineering Advisory Council; Kansas State University Alumni Association Board of Trustees; Member Young Presidents Organization.
Jim is past board member of the Downtown Partnership Board of Directors; Associated General Contractors-Colorado board member; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; El Pomar Community Health; Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs; Penrose Hospital Foundation Board; Past Chair of the Penrose Foundation Capital Campaign; past member of the Workers Compensation Coalition; past member of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation; Citizen’s Goals Board Member; and a past member of the Southeast Denver Douglas County Economic Development Council. Jim served as President of Citizen’s Goals in 1994 and was a member of the El Pomar Community Health Center Board of Trustees, serving as President in 1992-1993.