Jim spent the early years of his career on the construction side of the industry, managing more than $120 million worth of construction projects and $150 million worth of pre-construction services. He shifted from construction to the design sector of the industry upon joining GMC as part of the business development team. His ability to develop relationships and fully grasp clients’ needs enables him to utilize GMC’s broad range of services to find the best possible solution to achieve their vision. Jim is also well versed in community planning and economic development and has been involved with numerous utility improvement, downtown redevelopment, commercial district development, new/renovated schools and planned industrial park projects. He is involved in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Municipal Association, Economic Development Association of Georgia, Georgia Rural Water Association, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, Southern Economic Development Council, Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI), Economic Development Partners of Alabama, American Planning Association, Auburn University Building Science Graduate School Advisory Committee and others. In addition, he has served on the Lee County Young Leaders Board; Auburn Chamber of Commerce, diplomat; Opelika Chamber of Commerce; Opelika Rotary Club; Alabama Golf Association Board of Directors and First Baptist Church, Royal Ambassador Leader.